Sunday, February 26, 2012

Use the Force!

Hop over to my TpT store to pick up the latest game using some adorable Darth Vader Easter Eggs and the graphics from called "Galaxy Far Away"!

I'm working on getting the license that will allow me to share the items for free on the blog, but haven't figured out all the ins and outs just yet.

Got the Easter Eggs from Target...

Printed off the words and hid them in the mask.  Now the kids will have to work together to unscramble the words and create some of our High Frequency Words for the week.  

Have a lot of precious firsties who love the movie as much as I do!  So how could I resist...

Wish I could upload it free here...but for now, it's 50 cents on the TpT store for Swamp Frogs :)


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Permission to Pin Granted!!!

I should really be better about reading the fine print!  Had no idea this was something I had to worry about!  I'll only be pinning from blogs and sites that give permission from now on...Guess I'll need to find another way to store all those ideas that aren't giving permission....

Be sure to check out Laura's information on Pinterest and set it up for your blog too!
As for me....PIN AWAY on the Swamp and this blog!  

Hate it when cool things come with a "fine print" :(


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Math Fact Families

Here's a power point I put together to help with Math Fact Families!

You can download the ppt from my account
math fact families board.ppt

I've also created some boards to put into plastic page protectors so that the kids can draw and write with the power point!

You can download them HERE.

Here's a scoot game we created to use as a Common Formative Assessment...

You can download it HERE

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Feeling Pretty Special!

Be My Valentine

Thanks so much to my Valentine Exchange Partner...
Mrs. Miner from 
Mrs. Miner's Monkey Business

Mrs. Miner's Kindergarten Monkey Business

She made my weekend start off really special with a great package full of unique and cool things!

I LOVE....LOVE...LOVE...the picture frame with my Swamp Frog First Graders inside !

And I can't wait to try out the yummy smellys in the special package!

Thanks so much to Sarah and Caitlin for hosting this great time!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Roll A Mr. Potato Head Codes

Hello Everyone!
I'm Heidi from "Swamp Frog First Graders" blog.
 I'm so excited to be a guest blog posting for
Wishlist Wednesday on Cachey Mama's Classroom today!

I enjoy creating math games for adding, subtracting, and more with things my son used to love to play with as a young child....(and so we bought a ton of them)
 and now he's grown and I NEED to find a use for them!

My kiddos LOVE putting together Mr. Potato Head 
even when they have to do math to do it :)

I found patterns for Mr. Potato Head at ""
It's a great pdf pattern for a simple game of rolling the die, counting the pips, and adding the body parts to the potato head :)  I ran them in color on cardstock and laminated them before I cut them out.  

I also have a box of Mr. Potato Head game pieces that some of my firstie friends get to play the Roll a Mr. Potato Head game with .... luck of the draw or best behavior...hmmm.  

I've added a twist for my firsties by having them use two 10-sided dice.  I had to manipulate the code sheet to include all the number combinations, but it seems to work.  I added things like: roll a 14, loose a turn.  Roll a 18, get an extra roll.  Roll a 1 or a 6, choose an arm.  Roll a 2 or a 17, choose a mouth.  

I also have a code card for using two 6-sided dice. 
 Same idea....just adding two numbers for each body part from the Mr. Potato Head printable.

I don't remember who came up with the recording sheet that my firsties write out their number sentences on.  I'm sure it was one of my wonderful team mates 
or maybe...a crafty teachers from
 the "First Grade Teachers in TN" blog....but it's not a necessity.  

You could always have them record their rolls on a dry erase board.
If you want the sheet, you can download it HERE.

Hope you enjoy Mr. Potato Head!
Hop on over to the swamp if you get a chance!  
I'd love to share some more ideas with you!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

All West TN Honor Bands

So proud of our son and his band mates for their outstanding performances 
in the All West TN Honor Bands yesterday!

Take a listen to what 12 hours and a visiting director can do 
with these amazing musicians!

Have a great day!