Sunday, March 4, 2012

Saint Patrick's Day

OK I finally took the plunge and started my own Blog.  I hope to show teachers activities that will engage and delight students while using the SMARTBoard as a innovative classroom tool.

Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is such a fun time of the year.  My First Graders love working on word finds.  So I created this word find for the SMARTBoard.  I put a PDF word find in the attachment tab so the students can work on the activity at their seats before we complete it on the SMARTBoard.  Click here to download
my free Saint Patrick’s Day Word Search.

Another fun activity I do with my students is playing a game called Shamrock Koosh Ball.  Even students who do not have a good aim when throwing a koosh ball at the SMARTBoard will love to play.  You see I covered every inch of the SMARTBoard with a shamrock, linked to a question page.   So no matter where the students hit the board they will be taken to a question page.

I use the Koosh Ball temple with many different subjects: math, reading, science, etc. All I have to do is double click the writing on the page and change it to a question I want my students to answer.

The student will throw a koosh ball at the SMARTBoard, answers the question, touch either the leprechaun or the shamrock that is linked back to the home page and then let the next student take their turn.

My First Graders adore any Koosh Ball game played on the SMARTBoard.

 If you would like to buy this activity click here.