I have been learning a new way to make my products. Before I'd use either Microsoft Publisher, MS PowerPoint, or Google Slides. As many of you know all of those programs work terrific when creating products for a store/classroom. Buuuuttttt.... After getting into this for a few years now Annnnnddddd writing and illustrating a book (You can pick that up here) or (here-on Amazon) I decided to jump into the world of Adobe Indesign to help with the process of creating publications. My first product is a freebie for you. It is a simple 'I have... Who has?' game for preschool and kindergarten students. I'll be making some more advanced 'I have...Who has?' games soon. Anyway.... Here's to learning and struggling through tough stuff and coming out on the other side with a new skill and a rekindled reminder of how hard it is to make a brain learn a new skill.
Real or Nonsense Compound Word Freebie- The Blueberry Pancake Problem
Blueberries and dice -- How Nice!!
Here's another Freebie to go with The Blueberry Pancake Problem. This time let's do some money skills. In the book The Blueberry Pancake Problem, Vashti counts by 1s and 5s. In this freebie each blueberry cost 1¢ or 5¢ depending on which level you choose for your learner. Roll the dice to find out how many blueberries you need to draw in each bag. Then determine how much each bag is worth.
Writing Template For Beginning Writers
This Freebie was inspired by a text message that I received today from a teacher friend. She read The Blueberry Pancake Problem to her grandson and then felt the need to thank me. (Jeepers, literally brought tears to my eyes.) Her last lines, "Thank you for giving us such a great moment, and inspiring him to write." has motivated me to create this writing template for the littlest of authors. The template has a BIG space for drawing pictures and space for writing. (-or where an adult takes down a dictation from the littler author) Take your pick on which line style your little author prefers. This book seems to conjure up some very imaginative ideas and now you have a tool to take that teachable moment and run with it. If you read this book to a little one I'd love to hear your story on how they interacted with the contents. Enjoy!!
Another free resource to go with the book The Blueberry Pancake Problem. This odd/even maze is designed to be fun and engaging. Color in the start pancake and then spin the spinner using a pencil and paperclip. Did you land on an even number? Then color in an even number next to the start. Did you land on the odd? Then color in an odd number. Spin again to see which type of number to color in next. Color a path through the maze to the pancake at the end. Perfect for independent work or work in pairs. I laminate them and make them reusable for math center activities. Enjoy!!