Sunday, December 30, 2012

Connect Sums

Click on a series of values that add up to the target sum. The next value clicked in a series must be a neighbor of the last value clicked. You can use dice, numbers, coins, or mystery blocks.

Build a Habitat

In this game you get to change the vegetation, precipitation, and other elements to create the perfect habitat for your animal. The compatibility meter lets you know how you are doing. 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Interactive Plant Parts

This site is an interactive way to see plant parts. Use it to see how different plants look, what parts of each plant can be different or similar, what parts of different plants we eat, etc.

Dynamite Multiplication

This game is a fun way to review multiplication facts. You have to solve the multiplication sentence before the dynamite goes off. You can set it at 2 different speeds. What speed are you on?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Interactive Number Line

This number line has a lot of uses. You can set it up to practice counting, ordering, estimating, or calculating. It is a great visual for showing addition and subtraction to help students actually see what is going on.

Site You Might Like

This is just a cool site you might want to waste some time on. Move you mouse to make paint splatter and click to change the color. Make your own Jackson Pollock paintings at this site.

Interactive 100s Chart

This is so cool! With this interactive 100s chart it is so easy to see the patterns created for skip counting, multiplying, dividing, etc. It has different options so you can do it yourself, it will show you the different patterns, or it will animate it for you. All you have to do is tell it which number to start from and by what number to count. It lights up red if you make a mistake.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

100 Follower Giveaway!

 I have finally reached 100 awesome followers! To celebrate I am having a giveaway with the help of some awesome teachers that have agreed to donate some of their products from their TeachersPayTeachers stores. $40 worth of materials will be given away. Check out what you can win below and visit their awesome stores. It is easy to enter. Make sure you read the "Terms & Conditions" to be an eligible winner.

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To be a winner you MUST be a follower to You also need to refer a friend by sharing this giveaway on Pinterest, Facebook, and/or Twitter. If you Tweet it you can get 5 extra points each day.

Math and Literacy Centers from Katie King at Queen of the First Grade. 

Jennifer Knopf of Herding Kats in Kindergarten is donating her Gingerbread skills pack covering multiple Common Core Standards.

Lisa Richling from Learning is Something to Treasure is donating Christmas Fun With Mooseltoe Unit and Craftivity

Latoya Reed of Flying into First is donating her Short A Word Families Bundle.

Christy and Tammy of Fluttering Through First Grade has donated December Writing Pages for Class Share Time

Laura Martin from Peace, Love, and First Grade has donated Christmas Math Tubs.

Kristen Smith from A Day in First Grade has donated her Phonics Mastery set.

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas Addition Practice

It's time to put up the Christmas lights!

But wait! Before you can put up the lights, you must correctly answer as many math problems as you can in one minute.

The more math problems you solve correctly, the more lights you will be given to decorate your house!

1 correct math problem = 10 lights.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Make your own SMART Board

If you have ever used an interactive whiteboard, you have wanted one in your classroom. Then you saw the price. These will cost about $2,000. Most teachers do not have this kind of money to spend, and schools don't either. I have spent my time researching ways to get one for cheap. I was successful in doing that. I have found a way to create your own interactive whiteboard for under $100! Yes, that is a savings of nearly $2,000! The only thing you will already need to have for this to work is a computer and a projector. You can use this on any surface so the projector is only needed to make the screen big enough for everyone to see. The kids LOVE being able to use this in class. By doing this, I have made myself a better teacher. Even better than that, I have made my students more active learners!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thanksgiving Division Word Problems

It is Thanksgiving time, time to give thanks and share! Read these Thanksgiving word problems and use your knowledge of multiplication and division to solve the answer.

Thanksgiving Multiplication Word Problems Part 2

Take this fun Thanksgiving themed quiz to test your knowledge of multiplication. Remember, multiplication is just repeated addition. Skip count to help you solve the problems.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thanksgiving Multiplication Word Problems

This quiz will test your knowledge of problem solving skills and your 2s,5s, and 10s multiplication facts. Read the problems carefully and skip count correctly in order to get the answer.

Thanksgiving Fraction Word Problems

Fractions can be used everyday, especially when trying to prepare for celebrations and feasts for Thanksgiving. A fraction is a party of a whole object. Each fraction is made up of a numerator ( number of parts) and the denominator (number of parts the entire whole is divided into) Read these Thanksgiving word problems and identify the correct fraction.

Turkey Pardon

Imagine you are this turkey. If you are lucky enough to complete these word puzzles, you will not be cooked! Sound crazy huh?

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thanksgiving Turkey Connect the Dots

Work on counting with this fun game of connect the dots. Connect the dots in order to make a Thanksgiving turkey.

Thanksgiving Addition Word Problems

Fall is here and it is time to give thanks, celebrate, and solve solve problems! Read each word problem and locate the correct information to find the answer. Don't be fooled by any extra information you may read. Look for the key vocabulary and enjoy being a problem solver!

Thanksgiving ABC Order

Rearrange these Thanksgiving words to place them in ABC Order. You can play a timed version or you can have unlimited time if you want to take your time.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Color the Turkey: Addition

Practice addition with this fun Thanksgiving coloring activity. Add the numbers to find the correct color to color the turkey. After you finish you can try again to make a different colored turkey.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Duck for President

This video is a multimedia experience for the children's book "Duck for President". The illustrations are combined them with music, sound effects, and narration.  (05:36)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Verb Viper

Verb Viper encourages the student to choose correct verb tenses, recognize correct verb forms, and recognize subject/verb agreement. A subject appears below the viper. The student reads the subject, notes whether the subject is singular or plural, and determines whether the verb closest to the viper agrees in tense and number with the subject and is a correct verb form. If the verb and subject match, the student feeds the verb to the viper.

What's the Weather?

What's the weather? Dress the bear. Make sure you read the thermometer to select the correct outfit. The bear is very fussy.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween, Halloween, What Do You See?

This is great for younger students that can't read or are just learning. This site reads a story about Halloween. It has great repetition and is also great practice for those learning their colors.


Have fun adding secret ingredients and creating your own tale about the witch and her cat. It can be good practice for reading and using adjectives to describe nouns.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Count the Balloons

Practice counting balloons. You will practice counting numbers 1-10. You will be asked to count a certain color of balloon. Count them and click the correct number. Miss it and try again. Get it right and you get cheered on.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Food Chain Game

Drag the parts of the food chain to the correct place. If it's not correct it will go back to its starting place. When the chain is complete it will come to life and you can watch the food chain in action.

Building Prefixes

Practice word meaning of words when a prefix is added. The player matches a word to the meaning. Try to clear all the cards in this match game.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Counting Money

You can move the money around as you count it. After counting the money type in your answer and check it. Great practice for learning to count money.

Free Rice!

For every question you get right 10 grains of rice is donated to feed those that are starving in the world. Not only are students learning, but they are helping others in need. There are different skills and different subjects you can use at this site.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pumpkin Addition Memory

The classic memory game for Halloween. On this game you match addition sentences with the sums. Students will love practicing their addition facts with this Halloween game.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Alphabet and Phonemic Awareness

Great practice for anyone learning sounds of letter. You can use this for individual practice or project it and use it as a teacher led lesson. It also has printables you can use afterwards.

Noun Dunk

This game lets you practice common and proper nouns. At the same time it throws in words that are not even nouns so you have to pay attention to more than capital letters or not.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Democracy Project

The election is coming up. Why not get your kids involved? Here you will discuss how one vote can make a difference, step into the voting time machine, cast your vote, and how you can be a part of the election. It's a great site to get your kids involved and better understand the election.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Base 10 Blocks Subtraction

Use base ten blocks to model separation of groups in subtraction. This is even more awesome than the last base ten website. It breaks apart and regroups. You drag the blue blocks to the red blocks to subtract.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Compound Words

Let your students use magic to make compound words. There is a short video explanation about compound words before playing a match game.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Moon Phases

This site is an animation explaining why the moon has its different phases. Great visual for the students to use.

Alien Punctuation

Help Max and Molly talk to the aliens by correcting the sentences with punctuation and capital letters. The game walks you through the steps so you don't skip anything. There are 3 different difficulties.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Ladybug Counting

Practicing counting? This site is great practice and visually appealing to students. Each ladybug has between 1 and 6 spots on its back. You count the spots and put it on the correct leaf. When you are done you can check your answers. If you have any wrong it puts it back in the bank and you can try again.

Saturday, October 6, 2012


This site lets students drag the names of the continents to the correct home. If you select the wrong answer the name will be sent back to the word bank, and you can try again. If you are correct a character will come out to congratulate you. Great review after talking about the continents.

Spooky Sequences

One of the ghosts in the spooky sequence is missing a number. Click on the number buttons along the bottom of the main game screen to add a number to the ghost. If you enter the correct answer the ghosts is sent back to the haunted house. There are 5 spooky sequences to complete.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Bar Graph/Chart

Every year my class makes bar graphs. We spend time coming up with themes for our graph, interviewing, and collecting data. The kids always have so much fun. Once we have followed these steps, we try to transfer it onto paper. That's where the confusion starts. Where does the title go? How many numbers? Using this site to create our bar graphs on the computer keeps everything nice and organized. Once it's done here, the kids have a visual to look at as well. Transferring it to paper is not so bad anymore. Voila!

Using technology with computers in the classroom.