Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Math Games & 5 Week Word Work Packet

We have only five days left before we close school for Christmas vacation. My students are anxiously anticipating that special time with their family. They are also busily preparing for their Christmas concert and finalizing their homemade class-made gifts for their parents. Needless to say, they are very excited and easily distracted.

I created a new game for them that will break the monotony of the "business-as-usual" worksheets, but still engage them academically. This game can be played using addition, subtraction, and even multiplication for older students. Basically, students play in pairs. They take two of the cards each and add them or subtract the lower number from the higher number. The student with the highest number will color in a ball on the Christmas tree. The student with the most balls colored at the end of the game is the winner. This is in my store for only $1.50 right now. If you would like to look at it, click on any of the three pictures below.

Another new item I am super excited about sharing with my class is my new Word Work packet. It includes 26 pages (one a day for just over 5 weeks!) Each page packs quite a bit into it:

This packet contains MANY of Fry's 1st 100 Instant Sight Words.
Each page includes:
* A keyword with a picture (from Scrappin Doodles) that can be colored
* A rebus sentence with sight words and key word to trace
* A sentence to read and trace with sight words and key word
* A sentence to spell the key word, trace, and read using key word and sight words.

The font is 48pt, so it is perfect for practicing fine motor skills for young writers!

K.RIT.10  Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding. 
K.RFS.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. 
K.RFS. 4 Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding. 

To protect the graphics for, I have covered them with words but the downloadable does not have the pictures covered. Click on any of the pictures below to see this packet. It is in my store for $4 right now.

If you download either of these products, I would LOVE to hear what you think of them. What do you plan to do with your students for the last week of school before your vacation?



  1. Seasons Greetings, Christina! Your "Decorate the Tree" game sounds like a lot of fun for the kids; I'll have to take a closer look at it once things calm down a little after Christmas. I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful holiday and a delightful new year! I always love visiting your blog - you know it's among my favorites!

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT

  2. Thank you, Sharon! We had a wonderful vacation We did play this game with our 4th grade buddies. It was a lot of fun!


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