Thursday, August 30, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy

I'm sure you have been just as busy as I have!

I have had so much to learn and lots to do. I look forward to updating you soon on all the new things I have been doing this year. I'm also planning a GIVEAWAY soon. I LOVE GIVEAWAYS! Don't you?

I just wanted to share some new games with you, real quick.

I've been working with some boys who need some extra motivation so I created ....



just for them!

Don't worry, I didn't forget the girls. I included Wonder Woman, Bat Girl, and Spider Woman!

These have been just as successful in fifth grade as they were in first grade!!

I also couldn't forget about my First Grade friends. I created ....



for them!

These are cover up games that just need a 10-sided die or playing cards, game markers, and friends to play.

Click on the Superman and/or the Bat Girl game boards above to grab your own sample copies to try them out!

Also for my Pete-Loving Fry-Reading friends...



These are just for you!!

There is a game for Fry words 1-100 and another game for words 101-200.

All of these games have already been posted in my store on Teachers Pay Teachers!

Speaking of GIVEAWAYS, the first 10 people to leave a comment with an email below will get their choice of any ONE of the 4 games listed above!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Whose filing cabinet is it?






My friend was blog hopping the other day and saw some pictures of someone's classroom. In their classroom, on their file cabinet, was a drawer labeled Kathy's games. I was sooooo flattered!  Only assuming that it meant me and my games, silly if not.


The first person to tell me the name of the person and/or blog will gets not 3 but 5 free games from my TPT store. The person who owns the file cabinet and classroom also gets not 3 but 5 free games and a GREAT BIG THANKS!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Who doesn't LOVE those sock monkeys?




I went into a couple of fifth grade classrooms to teach the students how to play some partner games to practice some  multiplication facts which seems to be a weakness this year.

I taught them how to play BUMP! There are tons of BUMP games out there...too many to count.

I used SunnyDays Back to School version which I absolutely love and so did they. She has a lot of thematic versions of this math game. It was a GREAT intro for them! Her games use a regular die and practice the basic facts you can get from multiplying the numbers 1-6. If you haven't checked out her games and activities, be sure to click over and check them out.

By the way, my First Graders LOVED the addition versions too!

I enjoyed the experience because I now know for sure that 5th graders LOVE playing games just as much as the little guys do!

Now I need to BUMP it up another level so that the students can do a lot more multiplying and teachers can do a lot more differentiating!


Thus is born...



Each game board practices a different fact from 1- 10. Students use a 10-sided die or playing cards without the face cards.

I also included printables to practice each set of facts.


The entire game sets are now posted in my Teacher Pay Teachers store.

Click on each picture above to grab your own copy of the 5 game board and practice sheet. Enjoy!

For those going back tomorrow...

                HAVE A GREAT FIRST DAY!

*The first 3 people to leave a comment below with an email will get the set for FREE!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Mother Goose is on the Loose...


in my Teachers Pay Teachers store!

I FINALLY have revised and posted all my Mother Goose games.

They come in two bundles...






These are my biggest bundles ever! Each bundle includes 7 different games to practice basic skills, nursery rhyme posters, and a nursery rhyme mini book.

Be sure to check them out while the Back to School SALE is on through midnight!

You can get them for 20% off + 10% from TPT = 28% off in all!

The first 3 people to leave a comment with an email address below will get them both for FREE!



Saturday, August 11, 2012

BIG Deal...



It's a REALLY BIG DEAL if you are getting ready to go back to school!

I am having a BACK to SCHOOL SALE at...


Everything is 20% off on August 12-13, 2012 and Teachers Pay Teachers is going to give you an additional 10% on top of that.

Just enter the Promo code BTS12 and you are GOOD to GO!

Happy Shopping everyone!

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Winning...



the BASH BUNDLE!

CONGRATS to...



Please email me directly and I will get those activities to you ASAP.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

BASH GIVEAWAY


... to everyone who partied with me this week as I headed back to school!



If you missed my 8:00 GIVEAWAYS, then you are getting one more chance to get them for FREE in a BASH BUNDLE.



I will be giving away 5 FREE BASH BUNDLES on Tuesday, August 7, 2012.

To enter just leave a comment below about going back to school.

If you would like to have an additional chance to win you can...

1.  Follow First Grade a la Carte and leave a comment.

 2.  Follow Kathy's Teachers Pay Teachers store and leave a comment.

 3. Like First Grade a la Carte's Facebook page and leave a comment.

4. Tell a friend about First Grade a la Carte and leave a comment.



GIVEAWAY ends on Monday, August 6, 2012 at 8:00 pm EST!


Winners will be chosen by a random number generator and posted on 



Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at 8:00 pm EST.


GOOD LUCK!



Friday, August 03, 2012

Sad to say...



This is the last day of my BACK to SCHOOL BASH.


I hope that you had fun and grabbed some goodies along the way that you will be able to use in your classroom this year.

Here's a game to practice naming letters or you could also use it for letter sounds.


It includes game cards...




assessments...


and a recording sheet for you.


Click on the game above to grab your own copy of the game. ENJOY!


For today's SALE...



I am featuring all the Roll and Keep games in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. They have all been marked down for today ONLY! This offer expires at midnight August 3, 2012. 

For today's GIVEAWAY, be sure to stop by between 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm Eastern Standard time...




This is a bundle of my original Nursery Rhyme games. I believe I bundled 7 of them together ENJOY!

Click on the game above to grab your FREE copy and leave a comment below to let me know that you got it so I can have some kind of idea how many have been grabbed up. THANKS!

*This download will only be available for one hour from 8:00 pm-9:00 pm EST.  

After that time, it will be gone!

See you tomorrow for a BASH GIVEAWAY of everything featured this week!



Thursday, August 02, 2012

It's almost over...



I hope you are enjoying the party as much as I am!

Since I had some teachers asking about my book basket labels, I thought that would be a GREAT thing to share today.

First of all, I have 3 different bookcase areas in my classroom. I have one bookcase that has books organized according DRA Levels.


Since I have a different need this year, I just created these to replace my DRA basket labels.


In another area, I have books organized according to the Accelerated Reader level.


To keep these books organized, I have small Avery type labels on the back of each book that says...




If it's a book that belongs to the school, the label says that.

On one wall, yes it's a whole wall area, I have books organized according to theme. There is a basket for every theme I have ever taught and then some.


I attach these to the front of my baskets with Scotch Heavy Duty mailing tape. They do stay on!

Click on the pictures above to grab your own copy of each set of book baskets that I use. ENJOY!

For today's SALE...





I am featuring all the Candyland games in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. They have all been marked down for today ONLY! This offer expires at midnight August 1,, 2012. 

For today's GIVEAWAY, be sure to stop by between 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm Eastern Standard time...


I created a SCHOOLOPOLY game for my students to play the first week as we learn rules, routines, and practice procedures.




No answer choices or answer keys are included with this one. So it is adaptable to anyone's classroom.

Click on the game above to grab your FREE copy and leave a comment below to let me know that you got it so I can have some kind of idea how many have been grabbed up. THANKS!

*This download will only be available for one hour from 8:00 pm-9:00 pm EST.  

After that time, it will be only be available in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

See you tomorrow for more BACK to SCHOOL fun!

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