Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tutoring Tuesdays - August 23rd, 2017

Happy Tuesday! I hope each of you got to see the eclipse yesterday. That was really cool! We didn't have full totality but 89% was still awesome!


Last week, we reviewed comparing numbers to 100 using my Comparing Numbers to 120 Task Cards and a game board that doesn't come with the task cards. Usually I laminate the cards but this time I let her write the answers on a dry erase board. It does come with a recording sheet and answer key if you would like to use it for Scoot or any other cooperative group activity. She struggled in school as she hadn't done this skill in several months, but after the first couple of reviewing it she didn't miss another question. She did incredible!!!

Comparing Numbers to 120 Task Cards


Next we worked on reviewing telling time to the 5 minutes using my Racing into The Sun - Telling Time to the 5 Minutes game. This game also comes with a recording sheet if you would like to use it for cooperative group activities.

Race to The Sun - Telling Time to the 5 Minutes


We finished by reviewing 9 facts using my apple race game that I mentioned previously.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

TPT Back to School Boost Sale

TPT is having a 1 day Boost Sale for Back to School on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017. I will have my full store on sale for 20% off and with their code BTSBONUS at checkout you will save a total of 25% off. All stores my not be on sale for 20% off so for some stores you will only say 5%. I am putting my entire store on sale which means bundles you save more than 25% with the code. Much more as they are normally on sale for 20% off or more! Click HERE to head to my store.


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Be sure to check out my Back To School, Fall, Halloween, Task Cards, Puzzles, Sight Word Games, Fidget Spinner Games, and more!

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Grand Opening! Teacher's Dojo Sale

I am happy to announce the Grand Opening of my brand new store on Teacher's Dojo. The site is having a special 8 day sale from Sunday, August 20th through Sunday, August 27th. You will save 5% off everything you order on the site without a code!!! Spend $15 or more and save 10%. Myself and many others will have our stores on sale for 20% off. This means you will save 24.5% off total or if you spend $15 or more you will save 28% off total. Bundles are heavily discounted and still 20% off in my store (24.5% or 28% off at checkout) so you save big time on Bundles. These sales are better than TPT when they have their site wide sales where the maximum savings is now 25%. Click the sales picture to head to my store. I appreciate your business.

Teacher's Dojo Site Wide Sale 2017

Be sure to check out my Back To School, Fall, Fidget Spinner Games, Write The Room, Interactive Student Math Notebooks for Kindergarten, Task Cards, Puzzles, and more!

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Featured Freebie Fridays - August 18th, 2017

Happy Friday! I'm back with Freebie Fridays. Been busy opening up a new store!

Place Value to 120 Apple Race is a FREE game where children count the base ten blocks to find the standard number. They then roll one die (dice) and move that many spaces on the game board. Watch out for the worm as they taste nasty and will send the child back to start! Cards can also be used to play the game Scoot or any other cooperative group activity. If you like this activity please leave positive feedback to show your appreciation. Thank you!


 FREEBIE Place Value to 120 Apple Race

 FREEBIE Place Value to 120 Apple Race

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tutoring Tuesdays - August 15th, 2017

Tutoring Tuesdays is back! The little one was on vacation for a couple of weeks and I was busy setting up a brand new store so I did not write any post on Tuesdays.

We first reviewed 2 digit by 2 digit subtraction regrouping using my 2 Digit Subtraction Regrouping Apple Task Cards. I have her write on the cards as I laminated them. Otherwise you can give them scrap paper. I use the game board that came with it but you are welcome to use it for Scoot or any other cooperative group activity. If a student lands on an apple with a worm they get chased back to start. She decided to put the worms in jail so it was a safe spot. She drew jail bars over the worm. She has an awesome imagination that many kids don't have anymore. I let her as to me it's all about the child learning the skill and she did terrific!

 2 Digit Subtraction Regrouping Apple Task Cards


 2 Digit Subtraction Regrouping Apple Task Cards


Next we worked more on the 9's addition trick that I mentioned before using this game board that I will be adding to the Primary Reading and Math Bundle. They simple roll one die (dice) and move that many spaces on the game board.

Reading and Math Games Growing Bundle Primary Grades


Last we worked a little bit on 3 digit addition regrouping with my 3 Digit Addition 4 In A Row game. There are 4 different game boards. Children can either share a game board like I did with her and spin two spinners and adding them together. Then they find it on the board and put a counter on it. Get 4 in a row they win! This way they can wind up blocking each other. Or you can give each student a game board and they just try to get 4 in a row with no chance of anyone blocking them.

Addition 3 Digit Regrouping 4 In A Row


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Friday, August 4, 2017

Featured Freebie Fridays - August 4th, 2017

Happy Friday! Teachers are back to work here in the county I live in and kids return on August 10th. I think the soon to be 2nd grader who I tutor starts on August 9th. So I know many of you are returning to the classroom soon if you haven't already. I wish you a wonderful year!!!

Before I get to my freebie this week I did not post one last week because I have been working on setting up a new store! I currently have 777 products up there as I write this. Kind of funny it wound up all 7's but it did. Maybe it's lucky right? I will have the ability soon to give coupons and also you get reward points for leaving feedback (including on freebies) and sharing the products. That part is in the works. Come be one of my first followers!!! Click HERE. You will need to register an account to even download freebies and get the rewards.

Alphabet Race FREEBIE


FREEBIE Alphabet Race


I used this game the first day of Kindergarten a few years ago when I last taught. ABC Race is a game where students pick a card and name the capital letter. They then roll one die (dice) and move that many spaces on the game board. The first to the finish wins. Very simple game that is easy for Kindergarten students. You can differentiate by having the student tell what sound the letter they pick makes or name something that begins with that letter. Grab it on TPT by clicking the pictures or on Teacher's Dojo by clicking HERE.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Back To School Sale 2017

I am happy to announce that TPT is having their Back To School sale on August 1st and 2nd. There is a change for all future sales. Before most sellers including myself put everything on sale for 20% off and then with the code TPT took off 10% after the 20% was taken off thus you saved 28% (more off bundles). Now most of us including myself will still put everything on sale for 20% off, but TPT's code will get you 5% which is added on to the 20% so you will save 25% off everything. Bundles you can save more on at least in my store as they are already heavily discounted! Use code BTS2017 to save 25%. I will keep my store on sale on Thursday. Click the picture to head to my store!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Brian-Hopkins

I have many bundles that will help you save a ton of money! Clip It Phonics, Word Boxes, Kindergarten Math Interactive Student Notebooks, Primary Math Task Card Bundle, Place Value to 1 Million Task Cards, Place Value to 1,000 Task Cards, Place Value to 120 Task Cards, Fractions Task Cards, and more! Be sure to also check out my Back To School centers and games!

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tutoring Tuesdays - July 25th, 2017

Last Thursday I had another great tutoring session with the incoming 2nd grader! I will miss her the next two weeks as she goes on vacation. The next time I tutor her she will be a 2nd grader. She continues to amaze me with how much she learns. She knows far more than most incoming 2nd graders having learned how to add up to 3 digits with regrouping (they don't use the term regrouping in her private school as they use traditional terms like carrying and borrowing), 2 digit subtraction with regrouping, time to the 5 minutes, money including quarters, and even multiplying 0's and 1's!

 Silly me when I started teaching her to subtract with 2 digits I started right out with 2 digit by 2 digit subtraction, which she has done excellent on. So I backtracked last week and did 2 digit by 1 digit just to be sure she could do it. We worked on these 2 digit Mermaid Task Cards with a game board, which will be including in my Primary Reading and Math Games Bundle when I get it updated. Grab it now at the low price before I added it and the price goes up. It comes with the fun game board where if you land on a mermaid you get to go again.

Primary Reading and Math Games Growing Bundle


Next we worked on Adding 9 to a number using the board game from my Addition Facts Snake Games. I taught her a trick to make adding 9 even easier for when she does timed tests. Take 1 from the other number you add 9 and that is the ones. Then put a 1 in the ten's place and you have your answer. Example 9 + 4. 1 less than 4 is 3 so the answer is 13.  7+9. Take 1 from 7 and get 6 so the answer is 15. She picked up on it quickly!

Addition Facts Snake Games


We also worked again on multiplying 0's and 1's to make sure she hasn't forgotten the skill with my game Trolls Multiplication Race. Land on a Troll and you get to go again, but watch out for the monsters they will chase you back to start! Their are cards that go through the 10's facts.

Trolls Multiplication Race


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Friday, July 21, 2017

Featured Freebie Fridays - July 21st, 2017

Happy Friday! Keep enjoying every day of your summer as I know many of you head back in a week or two. Enjoy every minute you have left!!!

FREEBIE Apples Aw/Au Word Sort

This week's Featured Friday Freebie is my Apple Au and Aw Word Sorts. Children sort the apples by the spellings of the au/aw sound into the correct basket. Please show your kindness by leaving positive feedback if you download it. Click on any of the pictures to grab it free and follow my store so you don't miss any more!

FREEBIE Apples Aw/Au Word Sort

FREEBIE Apples Aw/Au Word Sort

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tutoring Tuesdays - July 18th, 2017

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! I had a blast tutoring again last Thursday.

We first worked on 2 digit subtraction with regrouping by using my 2 Digit Subtraction with Regrouping Frogs Task Cards. I put it with a game board that I have with another product. She does a terrific job of understanding how to regroup and she's only going into 2nd grade! Pretty impressive.  I again laminated the cards and let her write on them and wipe off. She asked for a mermaid game so I'll have to make a mermaid game for Thursday! Be looking for it!

2 Digit Subtraction Regrouping Frogs Task Cards


Next we worked on my Apple Tally Marks Counting Puzzles. I gave her half of them to put together and she did an incredible job.

Apple Tally Marks Counting Puzzles


Then she worked on one of the Addition Wheels that I made. You can see the post I wrote about the Addition Wheels by going HERE.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Featured Freebie Fridays - July 14th, 2017

Happy Friday! I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer! Some of you go back in just a week or two. Time sure is flying by!

This week's featured freebie is a new one. Write The Room Fruits Beginning Sounds is a fun literacy center that gets your students up and moving. When I taught  Kindergarten, Write The Room was my students favorite center. There are eight pictures of fruit that you can hang up anywhere in the room and children search for the fruit and write the beginning sound or the whole word (your choice) on the recording sheet. Please show your kindness by leaving positive feedback and check out the 83 FREEBIES in my store! Be sure to follow me so you don't miss out on anything else great in my store.

FREEBIE Write The Room Fruits Beginning Sounds

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Addition Wheels

I didn't tutor last Thursday so I thought I would share my Addition Fact Wheels that I created recently.

Addition Fact Wheels


These are similar to multiplication wheels that are also in my shop. Laminate or put in plastic sleeves so children can write on them or print out the black and white copy for students to write on with pencil. They add the number in the middle of the wheel to each of the other numbers. You can also write all the sums on clothespins and have children clip them on the wheel! That helps those that need fine motor control. These are in color and black and white. There are wheels for 0 to 10 and they add numbers 0 to 11. I included 11 only because there are 12 spaces on the wheel.

These make great centers, stations, or rotations, small group work, partner work, or for early finishers!

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Featured Freebie Fridays - July 7th, 2017

Goodbye June, hello July! Wow the first Friday of July. Time is flying bye! School starts in about a month in the county I live in. Stores are starting to put school supplies on sale.

This week's FREEBIE is a fun Bump game. This game is called Add or Subtract Bump. Children roll two dice and spin a spinner to see if they add the dice together or subtract the smaller number from the larger number. Then place the correct sum or difference on the number of the game board. If the other student gets the same sum or difference they bump their partner off unless that partner has two counters or cubes on the number. Then they just lose a turn. The first to get rid of all 10 counters or cubes wins. So much fun!


FREEBIE Add or Subtract Bump

FREEBIE Add or Subtract Bump

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tutoring Tuesdays - July 4th, 2017

Happy Independence Day to those of you in America! I hope you have a wonderful holiday and that our own children enjoy the fireworks!

Last week in tutoring we worked on 3 digit addition regrouping by using my 3 Digit Addition Regrouping Dragon Task Cards with the game board that comes with it. If you land on the dragon it blows smoke at you and chases you back to start! So much fun! I again had her write on the cards with a dry erase marker. They come with a recording sheet if you want to play Scoot or something else with your students.

3 Digit Addition Regrouping Dragon Task Cards

We next reviewed Multiplication with 0 and 1's facts using the Write The Room Multiplication 0's and 1's Facts center, which is a freebie! I simply laid them on the floor and had her match them rather than walk around the room and put them up since this is tutoring and not in school and in a family's house. I had her write the number, but you can also have them write the number word! Please leave positive feedback if you download, thank you!

FREEBIE Write The Room Multiplication 0's and 1's Facts

Then I taught her tally marks with my Clip It Apple Tally Marks. These go from 0 to 20. You have the child clip the answer. If you circle the answer on the back it makes it self checking. You can also have the student just circle the answer if you laminate them. I love using the clothespins because it works on fine motor control too. I did add a recording sheet so you can even use them to play Scoot!

Clip It Apple Tally Marks

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Featured Freebie Fridays - June 30th, 2017

Wow, half the year has already gone. Where in the world did time go? I wish each of you a great 4th of July weekend if you celebrate here in the United States!


This week's featured freebie is a blast from the past. Insects I Have Who Has CVC Short A Real Words and Nonsense Words is a fun game that makes your students listen carefully to their fellow students as well as focusing on sounding out words. You will know if they truly understand how to read CVC words and not just memorize because on some of them they have to decode the nonsense or silly made up words! If you enjoy the game please leave a perfect rating and kind feedback. If you find an error please email me and give me the opportunity to fix it before giving a rating. Thank you!


Insects I Have Who Has Real Word/Nonsense Word Short a CVC Game

Insects I Have Who Has Real Word/Nonsense Word Short a CVC Game

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tutoring Tuesdays - June 27th, 2017

I'm back with tutoring Tuesdays! I had a great session of tutoring last Thursday just like I always do. She is so much fun! Her parents are absolutely wonderful and supportive too!

This week we continued working on 2 digit subtraction by 2 digit subtraction. I let her pick out of two different sets of task cards and she picked 2 Digit Subtraction Dinosaurs Task Cards. This set comes with a board game that I used to make it more fun. If children land on the dinosaur they get chased back to start! The cards again can be written on if laminated or put in plastic sleeves with a dry erase marker, which is what I did with her. She did a fantastic job only missing a couple. One of those had the tricky 0 in the ones place. When she had another problem with that pesky zero she got it correct! She is an incoming 2nd grader! So very smart!

2 Digit Subtraction Regrouping Dinosaurs Task Cards


Then I went over a few problems with multiplication with 0's and 1's as factors. It took a few cards and then she completely understood how to multiply 0's and 1's. She started making up her own multiplication equations with 0's and 1's as factors and giving her mom and I the product! So very smart. We played a quick game with my Butterfly Multiplication Race using just the equations with 0's and 1's. The game has facts to 10! I had her give me the answer rather than write on it. Should children land on a snake they get chased back to start, but if they land on a butterfly they fly away from the snake and get to go again! So much fun!!!

 Butterfly Multiplication Race





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Friday, June 23, 2017

Featured Freebie Fridays - June 23rd, 2017

Happy Friday! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer whether you are doing a lot of reading and relaxing, going to the beach, or going on a fun trip!

This week's freebie is a simple list of 220 Sight Words. These are the sight words that are most often used in books. If children can read all of these and learn their phonics skills they read about anything! Use them for your own cards or check out all my sight word games. Many of them contain all of these words! Look for the ones that say 220 words and you'll know they are all of these. Great to use for an assessment checklist as well. Click the picture to grab it for free and leave a perfect rating for my work. Thank you!

FREEBIE Sight Word List


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