Friday, January 31, 2014

You've Been Struck By Cupid's Arrow!

I'm crazy in love with the holidays... any chance I have to decorate or created themed projects, I'm all in! And given that Valentine's is my 2nd favorite holiday, you better believe I'm going to be busy spreading hearts and Valentine cheer wherever I can. :-)

To kick "the month of love" off right, I decided to make a Valentine's version of the popular Halloween-themed "you've been boo'd". It has absolutely nothing to do with reading, but I'm ok with that. Sometimes we just gotta let loose and have fun! For what it's worth, I think it turned out great. I've already started it at my school and can't wait to see how quick it spreads!

I posted the set in my TPT shop. There's a set for at home/in your neighborhood and a set for school classrooms. They are also in color and black & white. I hope you enjoy this FREEBIE!!

You've Been Struck By Cupid's Arrow

Download it here.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Proper Noun Matchup

I just posted a FOREVER FREEBIE in my TpT store. It's a proper noun matchup game. Super basic and super simple, but 2nd graders are loving this right now. They've really been struggling on which words to capitalize and which words to leave lower case. This has helped them to think it through a bit more.

There are several sets of nouns and a matching proper noun. The matches are all in the same color. For example: "teacher" and "Ms. Black" are both pink. We've done this as flashcard drills (I show "teacher", they say either "noun" or "proper noun"), matching practice or a memory-style game.

Proper Noun Matchup Game (flashcards)

I hope you enjoy!

-Miss B.-

Thursday, January 23, 2014

February Fun for Firsties!

I just linked up over at Primary Inspiration's "February Fun for Firsties!" linky party. (I sure hope I did it right... it's my first link-up!)

Check out all the cool February-related resources for 1st grade.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The ULTIMATE Valentine's Day Banner

I don't know what it is about banners, but I love them... I really do! I love putting together cute little banners to hang in my classroom and in my home. They are a simple, yet completely adorable, decoration. And generally quite inexpensive, too!

Today I began decorating my classroom for Valentine's day so figured I better get started on my banners. I couldn't decide on a color scheme which resulted in a fantastic 25-page kit of various banner pages and spacers in all kinds of color combinations. The possibilities are endless. Head on over to my TpT store to check it out.

The Ultimate Valentine's Banner Kit

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I Have... Who Has?

My 2nd grade students are really struggling with their trick words (aka sight words, high frequency words, etc) so I needed to find a fun way to practice. I spent some time brainstorming and came up with this fun "I Have... Who Has?" game.

I have, Who has - Level 2 (Trick Words)

We have been playing it all week and it's been a HUGE hit. In fact, I decided to make another set for my 1st graders and their CVC words.

I have, Who has - Level 1 (CVC)

It's kinda the game that never ends... can be as short or as long as you want it to be.

Happy Tuesday!