Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Just in time for Fall

Candy Corn Short Vowel Activity Center CVC


This activity covers the vowels a,e,i,o, and u. Print the candy corn on card stock and laminate. Cut each piece of candy corn into three pieces. Students can mix and match the pieces to see how many three letter short vowel words they can form. Students can also record their answers on the worksheet under the correct short vowel. Blank candy corn is included to make more words. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Candy-Corn-Short-Vowel-Activity-Center-CVC-913407

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Free Smartboard Activity Nonsense Words



I play this game as a class. The students click on select and read the nonsense word. If they have trouble with it I help them because they need the practice. If they land on an out space they are out of the game. Last person left is the winner. There are also a spaces for candy, hop away, everyone applaud.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Guided Math


I have heard that many teachers do not like to use manipulatives because they take so much time to set up.  I have used an idea I had published in Mailbox Magazine a few years ago.
At the beginning of the year I give each student a GLAD food container. I use the one that is about 3 X 5 inches.  In each tub are 2 number dice and one die with + and - signs on the sides, 20 two sided counters in a labeled film container, 10 snap together cubes, 20 pennies in a labeled film container. Later in the year I replace the counters and pennies with tangrams and geometric shapes. This has saved so much time and the kids have been pretty good about not losing  or playing with any of the items.
I don't have a picture handy because I'm on vacation. I'll try to add one when I get home. You can get empty film containers on ebay.  I have about 100 extra containers at home if anyone needs some.  I can send them to you for a small price + the price of shipping.
Email me at kestnerg@gmail.com

Sunday, March 9, 2014

What Does the Shape Say?

This Smartboard activity can be used as a group activity or a workstation. The student clicks on the name of the shape. If he is correct he will hear a cheer. If he is wrong he will hear another sound.An activity sheet is included. It can be used by an individual student to prove his work or as a worksheet for use in a group to keep everyone engaged in the activity.Click here to purchase before the price goes up.