Sunday, December 1, 2013

December Currently, a New Item, and Cyber Monday

It's December, and here is my Currently, hosted by Farley at Oh' Boy Fourth Grade!



Most of these are self-explanatory, except my favorite tradition. Each year, everyone in my family (there are only 5 of us so it's not too excessive) buys everyone else a stocking stuffer costing no more than $10. For some reason, we had stopped doing it for a few years. This year we decided to bring back the tradition. I like this because we have to be more creative with our gifts. It's always fun to try to think of things to buy others, and it's fun to see what everyone else gets.

I have created a new item for my store, just in time for Cyber Monday (and Tuesday)! My class has a very difficult time with multisyllabic word reading. So, I thought I'd make this simple game that can be used in various ways. You can put it in a center, use it in small groups, or make it a whole-class game. 

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Mischievous-Elves-A-Multisyllabic-Word-Fluency-Game-1002432







Each child takes a turn choosing a card. If he/she reads the word correctly, he/she can keep the card. If a "mischievous elf" card is drawn, the player must put back all of his/her cards. The player with the most cards at the end is the winner. 

I have divided the words into syllables by using the colors red and green. This will help students to sound out the words. I plan to review all of the words with my class tomorrow before putting the game out for them to play.

One thing I love about this game is that the elf cards were made with elf clip art that I drew myself! Those elves can be found here.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Lori-Smith



Starting tomorrow, everything in my store is 20% off! When you make a purchase at TPT tomorrow and Tuesday, be sure to type in the code CYBER to get a total of 28% off everything in my store! Also, if you aren't already a follower of my TPT store, be sure to become one. That way you can get information about new products and sales. 

I already have several items on my wishlist that I plan to buy during the sale. What do you plan to get? Be sure to share with us in the comments below!




7 comments:

  1. I am feeling you on wanting another day off work to squeeze in a few more of those Christmasy things we need to do! Also, I love the font that you used to fill out your Currently - what's it called?

    Best Wishes on a Wonderful Week!
    :) Antonia @ forkin4th

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    1. Hi Antonia! Thanks for stopping by! The week is going by very slowly, but I'm surviving. The font I used for the Currently is KB The Silent Night by Khrys Bosland. I don't see it in her individual fonts, but it is included in her set here. She keeps adding to the set, so once you purchase it, you keep getting new fonts.

      Lori

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  2. I need to get myself ready for tomorrow as well! I just can't seem to make myself sit down and pull out my teacher bag. By doing that, I would have to acknowledge that we have to go back tomorrow! I'm not ready for that at all! Hope you get everything ready!

    Karen
    An Apple a Day in First Grade

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    1. Hi Karen!

      I hope you've had a great week back so far! Mine seems to be going by ever so slowly! Thanks for stopping by!

      Lori

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    2. Hey Lori! Just wanted to let you know that you were a winner of my holiday packets giveaway. I have 2 new packets to send your way. Could you send me your email address so I can get them to you? anappleadayinfirstgrade@gmail.com

      Thanks!
      Karen
      An Apple a Day in First Grade

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  3. It sure was tough going back today huh?! I hope you have a great week anyway! Before we know it, it will be time for Christmas break! :)

    ✿ Regina
    Keepin It Krazy

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    1. Hi Regina!

      It's been tough this week, but only because the next break is so close! I do love doing Christmas activities with my class though! Thanks for stopping by!

      Lori

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