Who doesn't love shopping??
Mrs. CT kind of teased me the other day that I had bought the Fun Flaps books because there is always the slight chance that I won't be in 2nd grade. I'm not worried about it. Mrs. Principal told me if I did not get laid off that I would be in 2nd grade. So that's what I am planning on.
At any rate, I was shopping at Really Good Stuff (my 2nd favorite online store aside from Amazon)last night due to their TGIF deal. I searched through their outlet area and picked up a few games for really good deals (about $3.99 each!)
Anecdotal Assessments Notebook -- I like the idea of a slim notebook to house all of my notes on my students. Especially with the smaller fries when there are still some developmental differences in what they are able to do.
Compound Word Dominoes -- this is a big one that we work on in 1st and 2nd grade.
R-controlled Vowel Dominoes -- I know many of my upper grade ELL kiddos struggle with these vowels so I thought this game would be perfect for the little guys (and it was $4 so even if it sucks, it didn't cost much).
Fast Flips Addition and Subtraction games -- I think these are adorable! Especially at the beginning of the year in 2nd grade, they need review with their addition and subtraction facts and this will be a fun way for them to practice.
Short Vowels Bingo -- who doesn't love Bingo on a Friday afternoon?? And since this is educational, it serves two purposes (fun AND learning).
Short vowel Dominoes Game
Blend and Digraph Dominoes
I am really pleased with all of these new games. Especially because from my experience with small fries before, if you make something seem really fun, even on indoor recess days the kids will beg to play these types of games.
My biggest purchase this weekend? The fabulous summer cabin we put an offer on this evening! We offered the asking price (contingent on appraisal/inspection) if they included all of the major furnishings. That would save us a lot of money from buying our own furniture for it. I can't wait to see what the seller says! (The official offer will be presented to the seller tomorrow. Can't wait!)