Friday, March 30, 2012

Too Far Behind...

I'm having some technical difficulties finishing up some of my games for what was suppose to be a Birthday Week of WINNERS.

I'm on SPRING BREAK next week and hope to get ahead of the game!

Speaking of games, check back soon to pick up games to go with...


I promise they are on their way!

To say THANKS for hanging in there with me, I'm having a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE sale at my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.

Just stop by the store, do a little shopping, and then email me at

to tell me what you bought and what you'd like of equal or lesser value to go with it for FREE!

I will email your items directly to you.

YES... it's that EASY!

SALE expires March 31st at 12:00 pm EST.
PLEASE sure to email me by that time also.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Day Late and a Dollar Short

That would be me!

I meant to get this out yesterday on my official birthday but it just didn't happen.

I always enjoy turning 7 every year as all First Graders do!

So Birthday Week is beginning today!

THANKS to everyone who entered my Birthday GIVEAWAY!


Who said...

THANKS Ashley!  

Ashley chose...

Here's a new game created just for you!! Add game markers and ENJOY!!

Remember EVERYONE wins the game! Click on the picture above to grab your own copy!

See you tomorrow!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

It's About Time...

. . .for a NEW set of Color by Codes for April!

It has just been posted in my Teachers pay Teachers store. This set includes 9 math and literacy activities. I tried to include some of the requests.

Skills included are addition, subtraction, place value, comparing numbers to 100, long vowels, short vowels, r-controlled vowels, hard/soft c, and hard/soft g.

You can check it out by clicking on the picture above.

The first 3 people to comment below with their email address will win a FREE set!


My Birthday Week of Lit Game Winners begins tomorrow! 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Lit Games

As I am reading through the entries for my games GIVEAWAY, I notice that I have already created games to go with some of the entries.

I thought I would revisit them for everyone.

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes...

Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Joffe Numberoff...

All the Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel...

The Paperbag Princess by Robert Munsch...

Click on the game boards above to visit the original posts. ENJOY!!

There's still time to enter your choice for a chance to win!

Just enter here by midnight, Sunday, March 18th.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

My Birthday GIVEAWAY


Five LUCKY people will win a NEW game designed just for them and their students based on a book of their choice. (Make it a well known children's picture book, nothing too obscure please.) 

I will create the game and and post it just for you! 

However, everyone shares in the prize because the games will be posted for everyone to use. It's my birthday gift to you!

All you need to do to enter is to leave a comment telling a book that you would like a game to go with.'s that easy to enter!

You can have up to 4 additional chances to ways to enter...

1. Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment.

2. Become a follower of my TPT store and leave a comment.

3. Blog about my GIVEAWAY or tell a friend and post a comment telling me.

4. Add First Grade a la Carte to your blogroll and leave 2 comments for 2 extra chances to win!!

**Don't forget each time you comment to state a title and author.

Winners will be selected randomly!  Deadline to enter is Monday, March 19th at 12:01 am.

Games will be posted the following week beginning on Monday, March 26th.

P.S. I will choose 2 extra winners (book titles) of my choice to post on Saturday and Sunday! That means we will all have 7 NEW games to add to our literacy activities.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

It's Almost That Time AgaIn

Yes, it's true!! It's just two weeks until someone turns 7 again!

In honor of her, that would be me, I am going to have a GIVEAWAY like I had when I first started my blog.

Since I LOVE creating games...

It will be of no surprise that games will be included.

Check back tomorrow for more details!

P.S. If I were you, I would bring a favorite book title with me

Monday, March 12, 2012

Just in case...

you missed it at...

Here's a game I created

to go with the book Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie DePaola.

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

Saturday, March 10, 2012

I'm a guest at...

THANKS so much Gladys for sharing her readers with me!

I'm thinking there's probably a lit game to go with a popular St. Patrick's Day book waiting there for you.

Here's a hint...

Click on the button above  to check it out!

Sunday, March 04, 2012

One More Seuss...

I just couldn't resist sharing just one more Seuss activity that we did. It turned out AWESOME and the students just LOVED it!

My art teacher made these with the fifth graders in art class and displayed them in the library. I took one look and said WE are so going to make those!

And we did! Check them out...

They were pretty easy.

We took an unsharpened pencil and colored strips with a black permanent marker. Then, we took yarn and wrapped it around a small rectangle of cardboard. I tied it off tightly with a small piece of the same color yarn. I made one cut to cut it off the cardboard. I hot glued the yarn to the top of the pencil. Finally, students mounted in a piece of playdough.

Waalaah! We had our very own Truffula trees.

Here's one more look...

Saturday, March 03, 2012

It's Finally Posted

The March set of Color by Codes! They are now posted in my store on Teachers Pay Teachers.

I tried to include some of the requests in this set. I have already started on the April set, so if there is something you would like included, just let me know.

The first 3 people to leave a comment below will get the set for FREE! Don't forget your email address.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Last minute Seuss...

Here's some last minute Seuss activities to just print and go.

Have students make a t-chart and sort the books. I copy this in black and white for the students.

Here's a word search for the missing words in the title of some of Dr. Seuss' books.

Last but not least....

I have been trying and trying to get the March set of color by codes finished but just can't seem to get them completed. They will be posted as soon as possible.

Here's one I created especially for March 2nd.

Click on any of the pics above to grab your own copies, ENJOY!!

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