Sunday, July 29, 2012

Flipping for Pancakes

So I'm enjoying a little quiet time while my littlest takes his nap.  I had planned to be lazy and catch up on some of my TIVO list but instead I sat down to quickly check out some things on Pinterest.  Boy did I get hooked!!  I love to create stuff and when I saw this fantastic idea for a pancake word game I couldn't help myself.  Check out the original post at  I just used this idea and made it a little more cutesy.  My kiddos are going to have a great time practicing their words!  I will work on making more short vowel word lists soon but now I really AM going to enjoy the rest of quiet nap time because those days are quickly numbered. 

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Freebie Sight Word Game

Okay....this one took me a while with my 2 year old hanging on me constantly!  It's not an original game....the idea came from the Florida Center for Reading Research.  (  If you've never been to their sight you should take the time and check it out.  Amazing!!  The idea was great but I didn't like the layout so I recreated the game.  I started with preprimer sight words since I'm going to be working with struggling readers.  But I will be working on more word lists.  Hope you like the freebie!!

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Game Time

I know it's summer and I'm having so much fun hanging with my kids but I also enjoy having the time to get my creative juices flowing!  So when I can fit in some computer time (aka nap time for Trent) I keep working on some fun games for my new kiddos this year.  The best part is that I get to try them all out on my 6 year old so we get some quality time in too!

I've created another Wahoo game.  This time I'm focusing in on the specific short vowel words.  Since I'm going to be the Reading Interventionist my little ones are going to need far more practice.  In addition, one of my "former" teammates pointed out how great these games will be for Literacy Centers because all the kids can play the same game but skill level can be differentiated! 

Please go to my Teachers Pay Teachers store to check out the many free games I've posted.

I also made a new game called Pirate Booty to reinforce initial phoneme deletion.  We give our students the Texas Primary Reading Inventory (TPRI) and it's a skill that is difficult for many but must be mastered.  So I've tried to come up with some different ways to practice this skill.  BUT I'm just learning all about copyright stuff and discovered I can use a graphic and charge for my product but cannot give it away for free unless I buy a license.  So eventually I will do that but right now times are tight so unfortunately I can't give it away for free.  :( 

I really like this cute pirate!  Our district is the pirates so I think our kiddos will love it.  If you'd still like the game but without the pirate you can email me and I can send you the game without the cute graphic!

Until next time!!!