Monday, April 18

End of the Year Testing Printables

Yowsers.

So y'all... Can I just take a moment to tell you how BUSY my life has been for the past two weeks??? AYE-YI-YI!!!! Seriously, there has been nary a moment to fix my mascara much less log into Blogger as of late.  But, I am very pleased to announce the end of the madness because... let's face it- life without internet-laden free time is

HOR.EN.DOUS.

And that is why I am back.
Backety-back-back-back and oh-so-excited!

Well, wanna know what I've been up to while I've been gone?

I have been testing the willies out of nineteen of my favorite First Grade friends.  DIBELs, sight words, math, you name it, they've done it. And if they haven't done it, they probably should have. 

Of course having all of this testing to do, I was naturally faced with the age-old teaching dilemma of what to do with the nineteen students I wasn't testing while still managing to maintain a silent classroom for the one student I was testing.

Answer?
I used Cut and Paste friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  These little buddies occupy AND assess. 

TOTAL. BONUS.

 I use them to assess my Firsties knowledge of various components of language (syllables, parts of speech, etc.) while I get my testing done. Keeps the kids occupied, gives evidence of learning, and gives me a product to send home for parents to enjoy and admire (refridgerator work, anyone?) 

These buddies aren't much, but having TOTALLY saved my life in the past two weeks, I just knew I had to share them. (And don't mind my tacky Easter-themed syllable sort. What can I say? Giant chocolate-dispensing rabbits just gets me in the mood to decorate syllable sorts.)

Want your own cut and paste friends?
Click any picture preview to download.

Compound Word Sleuth 


Contraction mania!


Easter Syllable Sort


Homophone
Match-Up


Synonym
Match-Up



Verb and
Noun Town





Wishing you a marvelous Monday!

72 comments:

Paige said...

OMG! Did anyone ever tell you how amazing you are??? I am glad you are back in the blogging world! Yay!

Busy Bee said...

Thanks so much for sharing! These are great! As I was downloading the contraction one, I noticed the directions were for homonyms.

Kristen said...

These are AWESOME!!! Thank you so much! These will be perfect in a few weeks when we start testing in my room! :)

Mrs. Edwards said...

Glad you're back! I love these-can't wait to use them next week when our slew of tests start!

Thanks for sharing :)

Mrs. D said...

These are awesome! I can't wait to use them! :)


http://thesilverlininginteaching.blogspot.com/

dane said...

You are amazing! Thank you sooo much!

Jennyfer Murphine said...

Thanks so much for sharing, these will be great during DRA's!

www.teachinginthecouv.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

OMG!!! I love you for these. Thank you soooo much!

Tanya
First Grade is Fantabulous!

Ms. Morgart said...

This is wonderful! Thank you so much!!
Curls and a Smile

Sarah said...

I just came across your blog and I love your ideas!! (I just added you to my sidebar!) THANK YOU for sharing this! I can definitely use it!
-Sarah
http://mrstfirstgrade.blogspot.com/
*Add to your sidebar if you would like!

Mrs. Mc said...

I love your blog and have used several of your activities with my students! The Honk! Honk! riddle game has been a big hit! Thanks for sharing!
~ Mrs. Mc
Little Literacy Learners

Janine said...

Simply amazing!

arcrow said...

These are amazing. Thank you SO much!

Katie Smith said...

Thank you so much for sharing your ideas!! LOVE you blog!

Dana Baker said...

You are awesome!!! Thank you for sharing!

Cindy said...

WOO HOO!! Glad you're back! :o) LOVE your stuff! THANK YOU for sharing!!!

Cindy

Sass Class said...

What a gift!!! These are perfect!

Keita said...

Awesome! Last night I was going over my report card rubric and areas I need to assess. This is perfect!

First Grade Best said...

Wow! You are so sweet to share with us!
Thanks so much!
~Michelle
FirstGradeBest

angelajw777 said...

OMG!!! I love you!! This is exactly what I needed today. I tried doing centers today while I tested two kids. It was a total flop. Not that we don't do this every single day. But you know how kids just know that you are busy and they can get away with more. I didn't want fluff easter art. This is a perfect review. Thank You!!!

JenniferL said...

I think you've just kept me sane! I've been DREADING DRA testing! Thanks for sharing! Lovin all your cute fonts too!

Renee S. said...

WoW--you are SUPER TEACHER!!!! Love your Blog!
These are too cute-fonts & format!
Thanks for sharing!

Mrs. Lochridge said...

You are so generous to offer these for free! Thank you for sharing. I will definitely be using these in my centers when I get back from Spring Break.

First Grade Factory

Kerri and Lindsay said...

These are FANTABULOUS! Yahoo! Some great activities for me to print out tomorrow and use with my kiddos!
Thank you!!
Kerri B
teacherbitsandbobs.blogspot.com

Chelsey said...

Amazing! These are PERFECT! Thanks :)

Amanda said...

This is WONDERFUL!! Thanks for sharing!

dbturner said...

Awesome Job! Thanks so much for all of your hard work!

Lory said...

Thank you so much.
We did the Syllable page today. It was a great review and the kids thought it was lots of fun!

LCALDWELL said...

Just discovered you and so thankful! I am a first year first grade teacher and I must say THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! Starting up a classroom is so expensive. For you to post your things free of charge is so generous. May your payment be returned with many blessings!!!

mrs.tabb said...

awesome sight. you were much better than I was my first year teaching!
www.anotherdayinfirstgrade.blogspot.com

teacher2mom said...

WOW! Awesome site and I love the printables. Thanks!

If you're interested, check out our giveaway!! ;)

Adrienne said...

I love your ideas! I now follow your blog!

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Monica said...

Ok, so question for you - what do you use for your testing? Our series offers nothing and our school uses DIBELS but only progress monitors kiddos 3 times a year. I need help with testing - any ideas? THANKS!

grace said...

Life Saver!!! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I love creating stuff myself, but it's nice to have stuff already there for me. You rock!

Mrs. F said...

these are great! thanks so much for sharing.
-Allyson
stickersandstars.blogspot.com

Cindy Gilchrist said...

AWESOME!!! Thanks so much!!!

Lindsey (The Teacher Wife) said...

these are wonderful! thank you! thank you!

Ms. Male said...

Okay... and it has taken me this long to find you in Blogland why? You have completely saved me. These will be perfect for next week when I do my small groups to get them ready for state testing in two weeks. Yay! Thank you! You are my new favorite! :)

Miss J said...

Hey I love your site!! I love your font what is the name of it? Thanks!!

The Lesson Plan Diva said...

These are wonderful! I used them with my students last week and they loved them!!

Kristin Young said...

Just found your blog. Love cutting & pasting!! :)

Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

Miss Ryan said...

I just found you and can I just say... You are my new favorite person EVER!!!

-Brittany

Frenzy in First

Boldy Go Where Ones Go said...

I am proud to say you did the name "Thiessen" PROUD! I found your review little "quizzes" so helpful! Way to go!
V. Thiessen

amy.lemons said...

I love all of your ideas! I am new to blogging, and am loving it so far! Thanks for sharing!

Amy
http://stepintosecondgrade.blogspot.com

Andi said...

These are AWESOME! I'm been using them here and there and again this week. Thank you so much for sharing, You're a life saver!
-Andi

Running Teacher said...

Thanks for the great ideas. While I am wrapping up this year. I now have my summertime homework.

~*~Ash~*~ said...

I just found your blog and I'm so glad I did! :) Amazing resources!
Teaching Happily Ever After

Sara C. said...

Thanks so much for posting these! I cannot tell you enough how much these saved me during my last days of teaching! They also reinforced skills that we taught that were on our MAP test! LOVED them!
http://firstgradefuntastic.blogspot.com/

meesabelle said...

Just found these during my summer internet hunt. Thanks so much! I'm moving from middle school to first grade so this will truly help!

Ms. Patterson said...

I am a new follower. Your blog is great! I teach kinder and it is a small miracle if I can get them all test in 2 weeks. I use many cut and paste activites from mailbox and they are truly a life saver. Thanks for posting these I can add them to my collection. I would love for you to visit my blog and follow me

www.pocketfullofkinders.blogspot.com

Alix said...

Thanks you for creating and sharing. I wish I had found this blog last month during the mass assessment weeks. Off to read more of your blog. :)

whitneyfreeman said...

I am loving what you are doing!!! Keep up the great work! I am guessing you are a fabulous teacher!! Good luck with your new classroom this fall!!!

KP said...

I love cut and paste activities! They are a good time-taker-upper except for one or two kids who always finish in like 2 minutes! But that's why I keep a tub of extra stuff for "When You're Done Early"! They love to dig into that tub!

Thanks for sharing these!

Katie
http://teachthentell.blogspot.com/

Teach Love said...

Just found these. Great share ^_^ Thank you!

Ms. W said...

Thank you! Love these!

Sheila Sheard said...

It's been 13 years since I taught first grade, and I got rid of all of my things! Today I was searching the internet for creative games and found you! Thank you for sharing your ideas. I absolutely love them!

~Rachée said...

Thank you for the printables! I made a station using your ideas at my library.
-r

sunnysue2009 said...

Thank you so very much for the cute printables! This is so nice.

jeannie03 said...

Your page is so much fun! I love it. I home school my son who is in the 1st grade and you have given me so many ideas! Thank you!!

First Grade said...

Fabulous cut and paste printables. Thanks for sharing!

nancy.bonewitz said...

Thank you soooooooooooo much! These are quite a find!

momwith3 said...

I homeschool my 1st grader and love your handouts! Thank you soooo much....

Amy B. said...

I am having issues downloading these form Google docs. I have tried several times. I would really like these worksheets. I don't know if you could just email them to me or see if you can upload them again. Thanks. I love your stuff!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the compound word sheets! I am having trouble downloading them as well. It's asking me if the document still exists?

Erin Franklin said...

Thanks so much for these- just found them through Pinterest. I was needing the compound word page, but it isn't linked. Would it still be available?

Anonymous said...

Great blog. Just found this! Jill

Leslie said...

LOVE these cut-and-paste activities! I am going to have to add these to my files for next year... thanks so much! :)

Elizabeth Pruyn said...

Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!

snbjork said...

These are wonderful! I am not a school teacher but I like to work with my kids a lot at home. Thank you so much for sharing these, and for free! You are wonderful!

barb said...

What a blessing. Nice to see someone willing to share for free. Thank you!

Lindsay Schirripa said...

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I'm having trouble downloading the compound word activity. I would love to use this with my class. Can you help?