Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tutoring Tuesdays - September 5th, 2017

Many of you are finally back teaching the kiddos. I wish you a successful school year!


Last Thursday, we reviewed telling time to the 5 minutes with the amazing 2nd grader! We played Apple Race Time to the 5 Minutes. After telling the time, the student rolls one die (dice) or a spinner and moves that many spaces. Watch out for the worm as it will send you back to start. There is also a recording sheet and answer key so if you would prefer to use them like traditional task cards for Scoot or another game or activity you can!

 Apple Race Time To The 5 Minutes

Then we reviewed comparing numbers to 120 with my Clip It School Comparing Numbers to 120. It is perfect for also working on fine motor skills as children clip the answer. I have also included a recording sheet and answer key if you would prefer to use it for Scoot or another activity. You can also laminate them and have the students circle the answer.

Clip It School Comparing Numbers to 120

Next we worked more on 9's addition facts with my FREEBIE Crayons 9 Addition Facts Race where children solve an addition problem on crayons and move around the game board. Some of the notebook papers on the game board say to go back to start or go again.

School Addition 9's Facts Race

We finished tutoring reviewing putting numbers in order using my Number Order to 120 Task Cards. I put them with a game board that I have as she likes playing games. You can put them with any game board or play Scoot, Quiz, Quiz trade or any other cooperative group game, place at a center, use for early finishers, etc. There is a recording sheet and answer key included!

Number Order to 120 Task Cards

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Featured Freebie Fridays - September 1st, 2017

Already September! 4 months until the New Year. Where in the world has time gone? I wish everyone who celebrates a Happy Labor Day on Monday. I hope you get the day off! You deserve it!

Today's Featured Freebie is a blast from the past. Two games are in this pack! Adding One and Subtracting One games are included in this set. Adding 1 More in a Bump style game. Children roll two dice and add them together and then add one more. On the other game students pick a card and find the number that is 1 less on the game board. They try to get 4 in a row. As always please leave positive feedback to share your kindness if you download it. Thank you!


FREEBIE Adding One and Subtracting One games

FREEBIE Adding One and Subtracting One games

FREEBIE Adding One and Subtracting One games

FREEBIE Adding One and Subtracting One games

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Featured Freebie Fridays - August 24th, 2017

Happy Friday! Those who haven't started back to teaching yet I hope you enjoy your last week or two before you head back. The rest of you, I hope are having a successful year so far!

I have a brand new freebie this week that I was going to maybe get to in tutoring this week, but she had a dentist appointment so I will do it with her next week. Crayons Adding 9s Facts Race. In this game students solve an equation and then take turns rolling one die (dice) or a spinner and move that many spaces on the game board. A few of the spaces say back to start (sends the child back to start) or go again. The first one to the finish wins. Click any of the pictures to grab it for FREE. Please show your kindness by leaving positive feedback.

FREEBIE Crayons Adding 9s Facts Race

FREEBIE Crayons Adding 9s Facts Race


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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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