Friday, 28 September 2012

Save Now on Math , Phonics and Halloween!

I have decided to end September with a big sale on TpT!
From Friday 28 September till Sunday 30 September, EVERYTHING in my store is 20% off.
This includes my math games, phonics games, Halloween math and lots more!
SAVE 20% on these and much more!
        

       

   

   

   

   


Sunday, 23 September 2012

Halloween Math Fun!

Kids love Halloween and Halloween can be a great way to motivate kids in math!
That's why I have created some Halloween Math Games and Puzzles.

These are cute, colorful, fun and best of all - they're all about math.
Have a look at my new Halloween Math Games, Puzzles and Brain Teasers.

It has Halloween Math Board Games!

          
 
          
 
There are 7 Math Board Games that review number skills, addition and subtraction.

It has Halloween Math Puzzles!

          
 
There are 7 Halloween Math Puzzles Sheets!

It has Halloween Math Brain Teasers!

          
These 12 Halloween Brain Teaser are in 2 different formats - Large card size with 2 to a page and worksheet format with 6 to a page!
 
These are ready for you to just print and hand out!
 
Halloween + Math = Fun!
 
Available now from
TpT
 
and
Teachers Notebook
 
You will find more great fall activities at
 
 
 

Monday, 17 September 2012

Great Giveaway!

Leah over at Learning-4-Keeps has a great giveaway going on at her blog.  You can even win my Ultimate Math Board Games Collection which includes -

   
 
   


Enter Now!
 
 
Good Luck!
 

Monday, 10 September 2012

Phonics Fun With Word Change Board Games

These games would have to be one of my favorite phonics activities. You may already know that I love to challenge students and really make them think. Well the Word Change Board Games certainly do that!

            
 
 
 
         
 
 
 
These games are played as board games with players taking turns to place a letter on top of another letter in the word on the board and make a new word.
I love this activity because it really helps students to recognize common letter patterns.
 

Word Change Freebies

I have 2 Word Change Freebies at -
 
CVC Word Change Board Game
and
 
Silent e Word Change Board Game
 

More Word Change Games

More Silent e Word Change Board Games are also included in the
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Sunday, 9 September 2012

My Favorite Freebie

When I heard about this Linky, I knew I had to join in!
Cynthia at 2ndGradePad is hosting a My Favorite Freebie Linky Pary.

My Favorite Freebie

I had to think long and hard about this but in the end it was my Word Board that I have to admit is my favorite.

 

It is My Favorite Because ...

I love these cute cats for many reasons - yes they are cute but they also invite so much learning to take place. And they are also versatile.
 
You can use them as a board game or you can project them up on a smart board and use them to play a game - try 'What's my word?', 'Word Clue' or 'How Many Words Can You Make?'
 

The Story Behind It

The story behind it goes back so long ago that I really can't remember when or how I started using some version of the Word Board. I think originally I would just draw out a large chart divided into 2 or 3 parts and write letters in each part. Students were then challenged to make as many words as they possibly could.
 
This worked really well for students who were struggling and also for early finishers. When I joined TpT as a seller, I had the chance to dress these up with cute graphics and the board game version was born!

How Do You Use It?

To use it as a board game for 2 players, you just need a set of counters. Players take turns to make a word by joining the letters in one cat to the letters in the other. Of course each word has to be a sensible word. The player who makes the last word is the winner.
 
It's simple but really effective (my favorite kind of game) for reviewing basic letter patterns and CVC words with Short a.

You can download this freebie along with 4 activity idea cards at
 
and make sure you check out the other great freebies by clicking on the image below.  

 
 

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Phonics Fun With Silent e

I have finally finished these! I have been working on these for some time and I now have 25 colorful, fun phonics board games for teaching silent e. Have a look at some of them here.
There are 5 Rhyme with Me Games where the players compete to be the first to rhyme with all of their words.
 
There are 5 Word Fishing Games. The players move around the board and get to catch a fish when they land on a picture. The one who catches the last fish is the winner. 

There are also 4 Word Change games. I love games that make kids think and this one will keep them on their toes as they try to be first to use all of their letter cards to make new words.

There are 11 Word Boards that can be used as board games or used for 8 other activities. Along with the the 11 word boards, there are also 9 activity cards with suggested uses for them.
 
I think my favorites are the Word Change games but the kids always have heaps of fun with the Word Boards too!
 
This set is now available at my TPT store.