Monday, March 28, 2011

{a little spelling, a little math, practice made fun}

Today we're going to have a new list of spelling words.
We're starting a brand new unit in math (my kiddos are absolute ROCKSTARS! when it comes to addition facts to 18 already which means we get to have lots of fun with this topic!!).
What that means is it's time for new math games, new spelling activities, and it's Monday.  The week before Spring Break.  And it snowed.  Again.  This has the potential to be quite the crazy day.  Anyway. . .I am [hopefully] super planned for the day so we get a lot done, have some fun doing it, and everyone stays sane.  ;)

This spelling activity has been around for a while.
I just made it into a workmat.  I'll copy these and have my firsties slide one into the sheet protector with their schedules so they can "text me" their spelling words (I have a feeling I'll be getting a lot of "texts" over the next few days, lol).
They'll simply use their spelling list and their "keyboard" to "text" me their spelling words.
We haven't done this yet this year, so I'm looking forward to seeing how they like it.
When I have a bit more time, I'll find a keyboard that will print clearly, this one is a little fuzzy.  :(
Next up is a math game, adding 3 digits, with a twist.
I love this one because it really gets them looking at the numbers and thinking about the strategies used to add 3 digits.  My emergent learners will use regular 6 sided dice.  My advanced learners get to use the 10 sided dice (numbered 0-9).
Directions are on the mat.
Downloads are linked.
Lots of you are accessing these files.  I hope that you are finding them useful.
A simple comment to say thank you would be appreciated.
Happy Monday!


  1. I am loving all of your roll and spell...or well, all of your roll dice games. I haven't gotten to use them in class yet, but I'm really looking forward to it. Thanks!

  2. These look soo fun! Thank you so much for sharing and not charging. Thanks again.

  3. Your games are wonderful. They add a lot of fun to practice. Thanks so much!