Sunday, January 23

Welcome & Fluency Games

Welcome to The First Grade Sweet Life!  I am SO excited to be joining the First Grade blogging community! I have LOTS to learn, but what better way to learn than to jump right in? At least that's what I tell my Firsties :)

I am constantly on the prowl for new ideas to use with my students, so if you see something I'm working on and you have ideas, please share!!!!! I'd LOVE to hear from you! 

To get started, I thought I'd share a couple of fluency games.  (The games correlate to the sound spelling relationships taught in Open Court Unit 5, but if you don't use Open Court, you can still use the games to help your kiddos practice certain sound spelling patterns!) For you non-Open Court people, I've stated which sound spelling patterns are in each game for ya :)

(/j/ spelled 'ge' and 'gi_', long 'e' spelled 'e', 'e_e', 'ee', and 'ea')

                               Happy Sunday!

Mrs. Thiessen


Kelley said...

Great idea! Even third graders would love this game during work stations. Thanks for sharing.

I'd love it if you could check out my new blog for third grade. I'm just getting started but hopefully you'll find an idea or two you can use as well.

Thanks, Kelley

Christie said...

Hi. Just discovered your blog and I love it! I can't seem to get the ribbit and drip drop games to download (shows a broken page image). Would you be able to email them to me at the4daltons at Thank you so much!

KP said...

Love these, too! I will definitely use these in small group time, we can always use more fluency practice!! Thanks!


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carly.maria.e said...

Your blog is awesome! I'm new to it and to first grade - I can't wait to try out these games!

I can't seem to get the links for the games to work - could you email them to me?


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