2 Scoops of Kindergarten

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Self Correcting & Interactive Kindergarten Math & Literacy Centers & a Freebie!


Hi Friends, Are you looking for some new, fun and engaging math & literacy centers? Well, I know I am always looking for new ideas and when I saw this idea .... I started creating!

These math and literacy centers are task cards with interaction. 
Self checking, independent stations are always a little difficult and these are so simple. There is some prep for these centers. There are six cards to a sheet. I suggest you print them on card stock, laminate and cut them out. Then you will need to hole punch and circle the correct answer on the back.

 Once I had the prep done I put each poke card packet in a container with a set of poke sticks. Voila ~ ready for the rest of the school year! You can use them for centers, guided reading and math, and differentiate for your students needs. 



The container I purchased at a big discount at Michaels. I believe these also can be purchased on Amazon or the  Container Store
Here is a link for this product at Michaels. Click here. 


For the cute cover for the container click on the picture or here. 
Now let's talk about the poke sticks. I found these adorable poke sticks (cupcake picks) from Oriental Trading. I loved these fishing poles and I knew the kindergartners would too! I found buttons, space and train signs and so many more - Oriental Trading was my favorite, my go to! You can also find poke sticks at Starbucks, the Dollar Store, Party Stores and any place you can purchase coffee stirrers and cupcake picks. Here are some pictures of the containers I created. 





The poke cards I created with my kinders in mind, I hope your kinders love these too. Enjoy this freebie.

You can purchase these poke cards separately or the money saving bundle ~ Kindergarten Bundle, click here
The Bundle 
Poke cards cover these areas:
Rhyming
Beginning & Ending Sounds
CVC missing vowel
Sight Words
Uppercase & Lowercase letter match
Number bonds to 10 (Decomposing & Composing)
Adding to 10 (with support - dice)
Adding to 10 
Subtraction within 10
How Many? Counting & Cardinality
Greater than, Less than and Equal too

Thank you so much for reading, have a great school year!


Disclaimer: I will be compensated for this post but all of my remarks are my opinion.





Friday, July 7, 2017

5 Reasons Why I'm So Excited About BOOM Learning!


Hi Everyone, this is Gloria from 2 Scoops of Kindergarten! I want to tell you something that I am sooo excited about - I just had to share!! It is about Boom Learning! What? You haven't heard - okay let me tell you about why I can hardly wait for my kinders to start.


 REPORTS OF STUDENT PROGRESS
Boom cards are interactive lessons created by teachers! They are interactive digital task cards you can use on your modern devices.(ipads, computers, interactive whiteboards, kindles, iphones). Maybe you are like me, looking for ways to implement digital stations. I have 6 ipads and 5 computers in my classroom. We have many apps we love, I am just not sure what they are doing at these independent stations at all times. Well, once you sign up at Boom Learning you can get playing right away or you can put in your classroom names and get a report on how they are doing - WOW! That is all I needed to hear and I was signed up and ready to go! For TPT purchases you can sign up for this feature on Boom Learning for free for the first year up to 80 students!

SELF CHECKING
I wanted my students to be able to work independently and these boom cards are self checking and have audio in some cases. I started creating right away and have not been able to stop. For some cards my students needed the audio piece so they would not be asking me what the picture is....so I recorded my voice (amazing - I will not have to repeat what the picture is for beginning sounds, rhyming etc...) 

GOING PAPERLESS!
I am not getting rid of my task cards my students LOVE them! This is just another way to engage and differentiate for our busy classroom. And I won't have to print, cut, laminate and clean them - YEAH! All the PREP time is gone!

Homework/Assessments
Since you will know by looking at the reports who does not understand a skill, you can assign them to work on these digital cards at home! Okay not like homework at all. You will have a passcode to send home with your students. Also, assessments (especially for the younger student can be very time consuming - since students will have to answer questions about topics you teach, you can use these as assessment for their learning! 

FREE & FREE

Not only are there many free games out there, you can sign up for free! As I said you have a year to use Boom Learning Classroom reports but will have your decks you purchased forever to play.

Just a Reminder…Any set of Boom Cards purchased on TpT allows you to forever play the Boom Cards using Fast Play. Fast Play does not save student progress reports but does provide you and your students unlimited and lifetime play of the decks you purchase from TpT. In addition, Boom Learning will give customers who are new to Boom Cards, for one year, and at no charge, the ability to collect and maintain student progress reports for up to 80 students. To collect and maintain student progress reports, you must assign students individual usernames and passwords. At the end of the one-year period, you will need to purchase a paid account to continuing saving student reports so that you can view their progress. There are four levels of Boom memberships: There is one free level and 3 levels of paid subscriptions. All three levels of paid memberships are currently under $25 per year. Remember, at the end of the one-year free period, it is NOT required that you purchase a Boom membership. You will continue to be able to use all decks that you have purchased in  the “Fast-Play” mode.

Ok want to try...
To see my ELA Digital Task Card Bundle (Boom Cards) click here.