26 February 2015

TeachersPayTeachers SALE Extended! 28% off my ENTIRE STORE!

The TPT Sale has been extended and today is the last day to grab some deals!
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Some of my BUNDLES that I would grab up if I were you! Bundles are already a deal to begin with so this is basically a double deal to get these during this sale!


Over 200 images!

















Also, don't miss out on my many other QR Code Games. They are very engaging and a fun way to integrate technology into math and reading centers for students to use independently.

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Book Talk Thursday: If I Built a House!

Book Talk Thursday: Hosted by Reading Toward the Stars!


If I Built a House by Chris Van Dusen




I absolutely love the illustrations in this story. They make the story come alive.
This is such a cute story! The main character build an extraordinary house that any child would love to have including a living room with trampolines and a bouncy ball pit.



Your students will love this story and it naturally starts an interesting conversation about what can of house they would build and what kinds of things they can put in their house that would make it fun and unique.

I have created a FREEBIE related to this story. This FREEBIE includes multiple writing graphic organizers, technology integration ideas, and additional non fiction and fiction books you can read along with this story.


I was sad to see that the Napping House by Audrey Wood is not offered through Amazon Prime. I absolutely swear by Amazon Prime and not paying for shipping. 

Prime offers these books:











This is only one of the multiple graphic organizers included in this FREEBIE. 

I hope you enjoy this Book Study. Let me know if you have some other fun ideas to use with this story and your thoughts on the technology integration for this story. 

Refer back to the picture at the top of the page to see other Book Talks in this LINKY PARTY!






Book Talk Thursday: Three Billy Goats Gruff

Book Talk Thursday: Hosted by Reading Toward the Stars!



Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone





This is such a cute story! The main character loves chocolate ( I am sure many of us can relate), she eats so much chocolate that ends up turning into chocolate!

Your students will love this story and it naturally starts an interesting conversation about what each student's favorite food is and what they would do it they turned in to that food.

I have created a FREEBIE related to this story. This FREEBIE includes multiple writing graphic organizers, technology integration ideas, and additional non fiction and fiction books you can read along with this story.














If you can find this Rabbit Ears version in video format you should show it or listen to the recording-it is the best!



I hope you enjoy this Book Study. Let me know if you have some other fun ideas to use with this story and your thoughts on the technology integration for this story. 

Refer back to the picture at the top of the page to see other Book Talks in this LINKY PARTY!






24 February 2015

Tech Tip Tuesday- Kahoot!

Tech Tip Tuesday- Kahoot!
Hosted by Techie Turtle Teacher

KAHOOT!


If you have not used Kahoot, then get ready to start and love it all at once!



First go to getkahoot.com

Then you create a Kahoot with content you would like to review. One great thing is that many Kahoots are already uploaded and you can search them at the top once you have signed in under "public".

Students will need to have an iPad, tablet, or computer to interact with the quiz. They will need to go to Kahoot.it to sign in with a PIN number the quiz generates once you start playing it. You also need a projector to show the questions to the entire class. This is something everyone must play at once. 

Below is an example of what the questions will look like to your students. Of course it will be the questions you set up or the Kahoots you choose that are relevant to what you are teaching/assessing. 


After students answer the question, everyone will be able to see how many people/groups chose the correct answer. It will not say who answered correct/incorrect. 

 After each question, you will also be able to see who is in the "lead" on the scoreboard.
Image result for kahoot leader

I use Kahoot in kindergarten with beginning sounds and CVC Words.
I do not have an iPad for each child, so they play in groups.
Here are some Kahoots I have already created for CVC Words:
https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/74120c4d-53c8-416e-af12-c66021d488fe
https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/544e5d23-e4fe-4e2c-bd79-7fbef1213e55
https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/f738ef12-7c96-4f76-9abc-46a0c273dacf

I conducted a faculty meeting to share Kahoot with my colleagues and you have never seen such an engaged group of teachers at a faculty meeting! I made a Kahoot all about our principal including favorite food, color, most embarrassing moment, work in college, etc. It was so much fun and the winner received a jeans pass for work. I had no idea teachers were so competitive!!

If you would still like more information check out this USER GUIDE

Please share any Kahoots you have made as well or any additional thoughts on the subject.



23 February 2015

Movie Clip Monday- Chinese New Year

Movie Clip Monday-Chinese New Year
This is hosted by Techie Turtle Teacher


Chinese New Year was last week, Thursday, February 19th. My county had Winter Break last week, so I wanted to discuss Chinese New Year this week and show this Dragon Dancing video to accompany our discussing about Chinese New Year. The video is mainly the Dancing Dragon and does not include facts about The Chinese New Year.

I also plan to read these stories;

Chelsea's Chinese New Year


and Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas 



20 February 2015

Freebie Friday- Chocolatina Math Word Problems

Freebie Friday- Chocolatina Math Word Problems
Hosted by Techie Turtle Teacher- Click the link below to view other freebies and link up. 

Chocolatina Math Word Problems



Chocolatina Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
Have students cut the rabbits out and then practice addition and subtraction word problems to 10.
For example, Chocolatina had 10 chocolate rabbits she ate 3, how many does she have left?
or Chocolatina bought 5 chocolate rabbits and had 5 chocolate rabbits at home. How many chocolate rabbits does she have now?
Two recording sheets are included. 

Also, check out my FREE Chocolatina Book Study product in my store. 

19 February 2015

Book Talk Thursday: Chocolatina

Book Talk Thursday: Hosted by Reading Toward the Stars!



Chocolatina by Erik Kraft and Denise Brunkus




This is such a cute story! The main character loves chocolate ( I am sure many of us can relate), she eats so much chocolate that ends up turning into chocolate!

Your students will love this story and it naturally starts an interesting conversation about what each student's favorite food is and what they would do it they turned in to that food.

I have created a FREEBIE related to this story. This FREEBIE includes multiple writing graphic organizers, technology integration ideas, and additional non fiction and fiction books you can read along with this story.



Links to these books on Amazon






This is only one of the multiple graphic organizers included in this FREEBIE. 

I hope you enjoy this Book Study. Let me know if you have some other fun ideas to use with this story and your thoughts on the technology integration for this story. 

Refer back to the picture at the top of the page to see other Book Talks in this LINKY PARTY!