## Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year, teacher friends! I have an alphabet freebie for your smart kids.

You can use the printable to make accordion books or a center activity. I've included directions and ideas…

Make the book…

Or the center…

Click to get it here…

## Saturday, December 14, 2013

### Center Saturday

We had so many FUN centers this week at school.
You are going to want to check out these amazing learning centers from this past week.

## Thursday, December 12, 2013

### Idiom Puzzle Center

Hello to all!
Many upper elementary teachers teach idioms to their students.  Here's a fun puzzle game that will help your students identify common idioms in a cute elf-theme:

Come on over to the Classroom Game Nook to snag your free copy of the game!

## Tuesday, December 10, 2013

### Free Noun, Verb, and Adjective Game - Christmas Theme

Hello!  I've got another freebie holiday-themed game for you as my blog continues the "12 Days of Holiday Games."  We are on day 10 with a fun game for identifying nouns, verbs, and adjectives:
Check out all the fun details by clicking any of the pictures below:
Enjoy!

## Sunday, December 8, 2013

### 5 Winter Flavored Math Centers- CCSS aligned

Winter is in full mode here in Kentucky.
We even had a Snow Day on Friday!
So with that snow day I decided to make up some Winter Flavored math centers.
This pack comes with 5 winter flavored math centers that have been aligned to CCSS.
I created these centers with my first graders in mind but it could be used in second grade too.

Where’s My Home? CCSS 1.OA.7 Students show understanding of the equal sign by determining if equations involving addition and subtraction are true or false.

Snow Day Roll, Add & Color {addition to 18 with 3 addends} CCSS 1.OA.3 Students apply properties of operations as strategies to add three numbers.

Dress Me Warm {missing numbers} CCSS 1.OA.8 Students determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation relating to three whole numbers.

We’re Related! {related addition & subtraction facts} CCSS 1.OA.4 Students show understanding of subtraction as an unknown addend problem.

“Snow” Me The Number: Let’s Make 10! {composing & decomposing numbers} CCSS 1.OA.6 Students add and subtract within 20, Demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.

I hope it brings your kiddos "snow" much fun!

Heather

## Saturday, December 7, 2013

### Center Saturday

Hi all you lovely center lovers!
I adore center time in my classroom. I might love it even more than my students... and they really, really, REALLY love center time!
Here are my weekly work centers from this past week. Most of them focus on the letter Uu.
Click on the picture or {here} to see some info about these centers.

Which center looks like the most fun to you?

## Friday, December 6, 2013

### Tic-STACK-Toe - A Partner Center Game for Prefixes and Suffixes

Happy Friday everyone!  I'm Rachael from the Classroom Game Nook Blog where I've been hosting the "12 Days of Holiday Games" giveaway.  We are half-way through as we arrive at day 6!  Come on over and grab today's center game (as well as any others you may have missed.)
{click on any pic to check it out}

Have a great weekend!

## Thursday, December 5, 2013

If your students are learning about graphs,charts, and tables.  You will find these task cards helpful.  The task cards include helpful tips to make understanding this concept even easier.  The document comes with 32 task cards and a printable box to make storage easy.  Use these as a literacy center station activity.  Or, send a printable box of task cards home with a student that needs extra review. The task cards are for \$2.50.  Click Here

### Free SMARTBoard Game for Blends and Digraphs

It's Day 5 of the "12 Days of Holiday Games" over at The Classroom Game Nook blog.  If you haven't joined us yet, what are you waiting for?!  Today's game is prefect for whole group review, or to be done in a small center at the SMARTBoard.  The game has students practicing blends and diagraphs.

### Use Legos to Teach Math Concepts

Legos and building blocks are not just for play. They can prompt great discussions about math and can assist students with understanding more challenging fraction concepts.  View my blog to see step-by-step directions and learn how you can use this resource in the classroom.Click Here