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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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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