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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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New Facebook Group

Last Thursday, I did not tutor due to the little one recovering from getting her tonsils out so today I will tell you about some news thing going on.


  • I have a new Facebook Group where I will be posting exclusive freebies. I already have one up now. It is also a place where you can share things that you would like me to create, test some products before I put them for sale and give me feedback on them, find out about exclusive sales (I have one going on now) only for group members, and more! You can join the group by clicking HERE
  • I have a Themes Survey that you can complete and get your choice of one product $3 or less in my store. I want to know what themes for each month do you use for your learning centers in reading and math! You only have until the end of the month to fill this out. Fill it out HERE
  • My Primary Math Task Cards Bundle will be getting additional task card sets that are already up for sale added to it. That means the price will go up once they are added. If you want to grab them for just $30 now you can get any new sets I add for free! 
  • Quite awhile ago TPT lifted the mandatory $3 checkout, but when you don't spend at least $3 on TPT the sellers get charged 15 more cents. Due to that and another charge coming soon I have no choice but to increase most of my $1 products to $1.50. These include many of my Write The Room Phonics products and more. The bundles will thus go up as well. Many of my $1.50 products will increase to $2.00. I am sorry that I have to bring the cost on to you due to my cost going up. I don't make much money on TPT and right now it is my full time job. So it is my hope that my faithful followers will understand. Check out my dollar products HERE
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Friday, June 16, 2017

Featured Freebie Fridays - June 16th, 2017

Happy Friday! I hope each of you are finally out on summer break! I know those on the other part of the world are starting your second semester though.

This week's freebie is a blast back from last summer. Your students will enjoy the L Blends Sunshine Puzzles. I suggest printing on cardstock for durability and then laminating them so they last longer. Children love reading the word and putting together the puzzle. If you download please leave positive feedback.


FREEBIE L Blends Sunshine Puzzles

FREEBIE L Blends Sunshine Puzzles

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tutoring Tuesdays - June 11th, 2017

I hope everyone is off to a great start to this week! We've had a lot more rain here. I think we've finally had enough. Ha!

Thursday, in tutoring we first worked on 3 digit by 3 digit regrouping using my 3 Digit Regrouping Airplane Task Cards and the game that comes with it. The girl I tutor likes airplanes, especially purple ones so I thought she would like this game. If you land on an airplane you get to pretend to be an airplane and then go again! You can also use them as traditional task cards. Children can write on the cards if laminated. There is enough room to do so.

 Airplanes 3 Digit Addition Regrouping Task Cards

Next I introduced her to subtraction regrouping. We worked on my 2 Digit Subtraction Regrouping Robots Task cards. If you land on a robot you get to go again. We didn't have time to do too many problems, but she caught on very quickly and even told me how she was solving each problem. I teach her the traditional way, not Common Core, which I don't believe in and she doesn't have to do in private school. She's proof that the traditional way still works and that children can grasp the skill doing things traditionally.

Robots 2 Digit Subtraction With Regrouping Task Cards


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Friday, June 9, 2017

Featured Freebie Fridays - June 9th, 2017

Happy Friday! I hope that you are on summer vacation now. You teachers deserve the break!!!


In case you aren't on break yet for next year try out my new freebie Write The Room Multiplication Facts 0's and 1's. I love write the room activities because children get to get up and move around the room. Then you can use the recording sheet as a grade if you want. There are 8 total cards. They are in color only, but the recording sheet and answer keys are in b/w. My students favorite center the last year I taught was write the room and I bet your students will love it as well! This is school themed so would also work as a review for back to school. Please show your kindness by leaving positive feedback and a perfect rating. Thank you!

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

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tutoring Tuesdays - June 6th, 2017

I had another great day of tutoring the incoming 2nd grader last Thursday. She is always such a bundle of fun!

We started out working on 2 digit subtraction without regrouping. We used my 2 Digit Subtraction Without Regrouping Zoo Task Cards with the zoo game board that is included with the task cards. When students land on snake they go back to start, but if they land on a palm tree they get to go again. I let her write on the cards with a dry erase marker.

2 Digit Subtraction Without Regrouping Task Cards Zoo Theme

2 Digit Subtraction Without Regrouping Task Cards Zoo Theme


We finished up the tutoring session with my new 3 Digit Addition Regrouping Fidget Spinner Task Cards. She got to use her new Fidget Spinner that she got last week. If a player lands on the fidget spinner they get to spin it. She absolutely loved that idea! If you don't have a fidget spinner handy you can just let them go again. I let her do both to add to the fun. The cards work well if laminated students can write on them.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Featured Freebie Fridays - June 2nd, 2017

Happy Friday!!! I wish each of you a terrific weekend!

This week's freebie is a blast from the past, but a favorite of many children called Fishy Sight Word Blast. Children will enjoy reading a sight word and then picking a starfish to see how many points they get. They can stop there or pick another starfish and add the number to the last starfish number. They can keep going as many times as they want, but if they get a zero they lose all their points including from previous rounds! Don't forget to show your kindness by leaving positive feedback. Follow my store to not miss any other freebies or teaching resources.


FREEBIE Fish Sight Word Blast

FREEBIE Fish Sight Word Blast


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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tutoring Tuesdays - May 30th, 2017

I hope each of you are on summer vacation if not I know those of you in the united states are getting close!

Last week in tutoring we worked more on 3 digit addition regrouping. I used my Hot Air Balloon 3 Digit Addition Regrouping Task Cards. There is enough room for her to write on the cards to come up with the answers. I put it with the hot air balloon game board that comes with this product. You can use dice or the spinner that is included. We used the spinner. If a student lands on the hot air balloon they get to go again. She did a great job! Then I gave her a worksheet with just 9 questions on it and she got 8 correct! I will have the worksheets available in my store at some point.

Hot Air Balloon 3 Digit Addition Regrouping Task Cards

Next we worked on addition and subtraction 3 number equations. She worked on this in school and even has a few each time on timed one minute test. These Monster Addition and Subtraction 3 Number Equations Task Cards made reviewing this skill fun. She asked where to put the answer and then she suggested in the monsters mouth! Children have to watch out for the monster as it will chase them back to start! So much!

Monster Addition and Subtraction 3 Number Equations Task Cards

Monster Addition and Subtraction 3 Number Equations Task Cards

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Featured Freebie Fridays - May 25th, 2017

It's summer vacation in the county that I live in for teachers. I hope you are about done for summer as well. I will keep sharing freebies on Fridays that you can use with your own children, tutoring, or print out and have ready for next year!

This week's featured freebie is perfect for 1st grade Common Core Standard: CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.D.7
Understand the meaning of the equal sign, and determine if equations involving addition and subtraction are true or false. For example, which of the following equations are true and which are false? 6 = 6, 7 = 8 - 1, 5 + 2 = 2 + 5, 4 + 1 = 5 + 2.

True and False Equations and the Equal Sign Kites Task Cards can be used like typical task cards for Scoot, Math Centers, Stations, Rotations, Quiz Quiz Trade, Early Finishers, Small Groups, etc. or it can be used with the fun game board included. In this game when students land on a kite they get to go again, but if they land on an umbrella it is raining outside so they can't fly their kite and must go back to start. Click the picture to grab it for free and show your appreciation by leaving positive feedback. It cost me time and money to make these free for you. Did you know I now have 80 freebies? I appreciate you and your support that's why I keep creating them for you!

 True and False Equations and the Equal Sign Kites Task Cards

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tutoring Tuesdays - May 23rd, 2017

For some of you this is your last full week before you are off for the summer. Enjoy your wonderful kiddos!

Last Thursday, the little one I tutor had her last day of school so she's already out for the summer. Lucky her! We started off working on reviewing first grade skills using more of my 1st Grade Review Task Cards. We worked on identifying the one's place, counting coins, skip counting by 3's, telling time to the 5 minutes, adding 2 numbers without regrouping, adding 3 numbers without regrouping, telling what number comes next, adding 2 digit plus 1 digit with regrouping, identifying a fraction by shading in the part, fractions of a group, adding 2 digit plus 2 digit with regrouping, and 3 number equations! I put the cards as always with a fun game board. The game board does not come with these task cards. The game board can be found in my Primary Reading and Math Games Bundle with sight word cards.

1st Grade Math Review Task Cards


Then we worked on 3 digit plus 3 digit regrouping. Yes she started learning that at the end of first grade! Keep in mind she is private school. She did very well only missing a couple of problems. We used my Camping 3 Digit Addition Regrouping Task Cards that comes with a fun game board. If you land on shelter you get to go again, but watch out for the bears and raccoons they will chase you back to start!

3 Digit Addition Regrouping Camping Task Cards


When is your last day of school? Let me know in the comments!

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Featured Freebie Fridays - May 19th, 2017

Happy Friday!!! The year is winding down. Some of you may already be out. The county I live in their last day of school is next Wednesday for the kiddos.

This week's featured Freebie is a freebie I put out last year when I practiced silent letters with the girl I tutor. She loves hot air balloons. So I created Hot Air Balloon Silent Letter Bump. There are two different games. The sounds included are wr, mb, kn, and gn. Please remember to leave positive feedback for my hard work if you decide to download it. It also cost me money to create these free for you. After downloading it click the back button to go back to the product to leave a perfect rating. If you find an error you can always contact me and I will correct it quickly and you can redownload it for free.

 Hot Air Balloon Silent Letter Bump FREEBIE

Hot Air Balloon Silent Letter Bump FREEBIE





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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tutoring Tuesdays - May 16th, 2017

I hope the mothers out there had a Happy Mother's Day on Sunday!

Last Thursday, I started tutoring off with my 2 Digit Addition Regrouping Beach Task Cards. I used the shell game board from the pack. It also comes with a beach ball game board or can be used as traditional task cards. I love the cards as the kids can write on, wipe off with them. Then I gave her a quick assessment using my 2 Digit Regrouping Spring No Prep Printables. She got 100% on it!

 2 Digit Addition Regrouping Beach Task Cards


Then I used my fun Addition and Subtraction 3 Number Equation Fish Puzzles. I gave her 12 (of the 32) puzzles to put together and she did a great job! Even when it was down to process of elimination of where they fit she checked the equations to make sure I hadn't made a mistake creating them. These are in color and b/w. The below example is in b/w but printed using colored cardstock.

 Addition and Subtraction 3 Number Equation Fish Puzzles


Then we had time to play my Space Addition Facts Race working on sums of 12, 13, and 14. This one isn't yet updated in my Primary Reading and Math Games Bundle but it will be in there this summer along with some updated games. Grab it while you can before the price goes up and you'll be able to download what I add for free!

Addition Facts Space Race


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Friday, May 12, 2017

Featured Freebie Fridays - May 5th, 2017

Happy Friday! I hope that you have had a spectacular Teacher Appreciation Week whether it was celebrated this week or last week at your school. Do know that I appreciate you! I hope you had the chance to shop in the Teachers Pay Teachers and Teacher's Notebook sitewide sales. There is still time to shop at Teacher's Notebook. Now on to today's freebie!

Today, I have a new freebie for you. I have been working hard on 2 digit regrouping with the 1st grader I tutor. So I decided to make a set of task cards for you too! These Sailboat 2 Digit Addition Regrouping Task Cards come with a fun board game. Of course you can still use just the cards with the recording sheet to play Scoot, Quiz Quiz Trade or any other cooperative group game, place at a center, station, or rotation, small groups, early finishers, etc. I have many suggestions included with the download. I appreciate positive feedback. Please remember it does cost me money to make these freebies free for you! It just takes you a minute to click back after downloading and leaving that feedback. Please do not place freebies on any website without permission from myself, which likely will be no. I want people to download them from my store so they can give me feedback.

FREEBIE Sailboats 2 Digit Addition Regrouping Task Cards

Once I use these in tutoring I will share pictures of the game in action.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tutoring Tuesdays - May 9th, 2017

Before I get to my tutoring fun from last Thursday, don't forget Teachers Pay Teachers and Teacher's Notebook both have sitewide sales going on for Teacher Appreciation Week. Find out more about that in my blog post HERE.

Last Thursday, I worked with the 1st grader on Adding and Subtracting with 3 Number Equations. I laminated the cards so she could write the answer right on the cards to make it more fun. I put them with a fun game board that comes with my sight word and sight word fluency games. The cards without the game board are FREE!!! Did I say FREE? Yup! I appreciate you!

FREEBIE Adding and Subtracting 3 Numbers Task Cards

Silly me planned to work on more 2 digit addition regrouping with an Earth Day theme (as I didn't tutor last week), but I printed out the Subtraction ones instead. Oops! So we worked more with the Part Part Whole to 20 Love Bugs Task Cards. We worked on the last half of the cards that had the missing part that she had to solve. She used a dry erase marker to solve the equations. I put these with the Earth Day game board. That game board can be found with my 2 digit Addition, 2 Digit Subtraction, Multiplication, Sight Words, or Fluency Phrase Sight Word Race.

 Part Part Whole to 20 Love Bug Task Cards


Next we worked on some Review 1st Grade Task Cards that include many skills I have worked with her on this school year. These skills include addition to 12, subtraction to 10, time to the 5 minutes, counting coins including quarters, identifying 10's and 1's, and least to greatest. There are more skills included in the set that we will work on this coming Thursday. I put these task cards with a Karate game board (she does Karate twice a week). Land on a Karate kid you get to go again. The game board is with my sight word and R Controlled Vowel Race games.

1st Grade Test Prep Review Task Cards In Action


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Monday, May 8, 2017

Teachers Appreciation Sale!!!

Happy National Teacher Appreciation week! I know many of you like here in Brevard County, FL celebrated last week. I am happy to announce that I will be joining in on two different teacher appreciation site wide sales!

Teachers Pay Teachers will be having a sale on May 9th and 10th, 2017 where you can get up to 28% off teaching resources with the code THANKYOU17 at checkout! Most sellers including myself will put everything on sale for 20% and that code gives you another 10% off that, which makes it 28% off. Some sellers may not discount their whole store or not at all. My bundles are discounted even more than that!!! So this is your chance to grab bundles including Word Boxes, Clip It Primary Math Task Cards, Fraction Task Cards, Kindergarten Math Interactive Student Notebooks, and more! I will keep my store on sale for May 11th to catch those of you who forget to shop but the code won't work. You will still get 20% off and more off bundles!


TPT Sitewide Sale May 9th and 10th, 2017

Teacher's Notebook will be having a 5 day sale from May 8th to May 12th, 2017! While I don't have all my products up over there you can save 25% off my store plus another 10% off by using the code Appreciation17 at checkout. So you can save more over on Teacher's Notebook if I have the product over there you are looking for.

https://teachersnotebook.com/shop/topcntryfn

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Featured Freebie Fridays - May 5th, 2017

Happy Friday! I am sorry that I am a bit later getting this up today. I completely forgot to make a blog post for Featured Freebie Fridays!

Today's featured freebie is an older one but perfect for spring! Chick Sight Word Race is a fun game where your students read a sight word and race around the board game trying to be the first to the finish line. There are some fun cards that will tell your student to go back to start or to go again! If your students love this game be sure to check out my other race games in my store. They have been a hit with many classrooms and all the kids that I tutor. Click the picture to grab it for FREE! Don't forget to leave positive feedback as it cost me money to make these free for you and only takes a minute of your time. Follow my store to not miss any more freebies or other great products!

FREEBIE Chicks Sight Word Race

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tutoring Tuesdays - May 2nd, 2017

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to my blog readers! I didn't tutor last week because the girl I tutor had a doctor appointment. So I will share some more fun things that I have used for tutoring in the past.

When I tutored her last year she was working on skip counting by 2's and 5's. A couple of the activities I worked on with her were skip counting by 2's with caps from water bottles and craft sticks. You simple put a number on each one and mix them up and the student puts them in order. We worked on numbers 2 to 20. Then 22 to 40 and so forth until she mastered counting all the way to 100. It seemed to work better by breaking it up into small parts.

Skip Counting by 2's Bottle Caps

Skip Counting by 2's Craft Sticks

I bought the foam butterfly at Dollar Tree. They come in a pack of a bunch with different colors. It was another easy skip counting activity where she had to lace the yarn which works on fine motor skills as well. She did have excellent fine motor skills and still does. I did paper plates as well that you can see in my blog post from last year by clicking HERE.

Lacing Butterflies Skip Counting By 2's

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