19 September 2016

Greetings everyone!

I hope everyone has had (or will have) a wonderful first day of school. There have been quite a few changes that have taken place over the summer so let me explain.

New Name Same Game!

I'm in the process of rebranding which means Powerpoint Gaming is now Teacher Gameroom. I'll be working on changing my products to this new name, but no worries. You'll still get the same quality products and more as I'm updating older products and games to accomadate MAc computer. I'll also be adding new ppt games and other types of games to better represent the new name! (File Folder games, puzzles, and more!)

One Day Birthday Sale

My birthday is this Saturday so I'm having a 1-day sale. Everything in my store will be 20% off so be sure to stop by!

Monthly Sale
My monthly sale will be Sept 16th through the 18th. Stop be for 15% off my products. Be sure to grab s

Monthly Freebie
Here's your monthly freebie. Kindergarten teachers, this for you.

If you have any questions, comments, requests, or concerns, please email me at : teachergameroom@gmail.com.

02 September 2016

What Wikipedia can't tell you about Homework Folders!

Homework, homework. HOMEWORK! What  can I say. It's what we as teacher use to assess students when they're not at school. Sometimes it can  be stressful. The better you manage it, the easier it will be for you! Here are some tips for getting the most out of your Homework folder.

1.) Buy a sturdy poly-folder!
As teachers, I know you're eyeballing those $0.17 (or even those $0.01) folders at the store. As tempting as it is to grab all of them some of them for your class, try getting more durable folders. Remember, these folders will be used all year long. Paper folders will tear about half way through the year (especially for those messy students). Grabbing the poly-folders will last so much longer.

2.) Include a Money pouch!
My nephew's teacher did this and I loved it! It's great for younger students, especially K-2. Buy a zipper pouch to place inside the folder. Add a label or write "Money Pouch" on it. This pouch is used to transfer money to and from school. Great for lunch money, book fair money, or any time a student needs to bring money to school.

3.) Include a daily behavior chart!
When I taught 2nd grade, I used to send home weekly progress reports every week. It was hassle to print them out and place them in individual folders. Now I include a monthly calendar with a daily record of the student's behavior. I use bingo daubers from the Dollar Tree to dauber the color the student is on. When my student helpers passes out homework, I daub folders during pack up. It's great because most students are on blue and only a few are one other colors. Also, students are not allowed to put the folder away until I daub their chart and check to see if their homework.

4.) Include a Reading log!
Every student should read each night. I usually have students read one of their library books or one of their Bag-Books. If they have neither, I have them practice their sight words. Adding a reading log can help you and their parents keep track of the books they are reading (and which of your books a student has). *Bonus* - If you don't think you need a money pouch, make it a reading pouch!

5.) Designate each side!
Most folders have two pockets. You can also purchase multi-pocket folders or create your own. Designate each side for certain papers. One side can be for homework and the other can be for take-home paper. You can label one side for Math and the other side for Reading. You can even glue an envelope on one side to hold sight words and flash cards.

6. Include a signature page!
Keep up with who's viewing the folder. One year I had a parent who always signed their child's homework every day. Having a parent or guardian sign the folder helps build the communication between school and home. You can even include a comment section to leave notes for parents or notes parents can write.

I hope these tips come in handy as your start your school year. Be on the lookout for those poly-folders as they tend to disappear the closer school starts. You can also pick up my Homework folder labels here.

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06 July 2016

Replacing Nouns with Pronouns

I love working with the 8 parts of speech, especially if I use School House Rock. I made this wonderful game for my students to play after watching the videos and some review games.

This is great for a quick review since there are only 10 questions and is multiple choice.

Each question gives students a sentence. The noun to be replaced is highlighted in yellow. Students must decided from 3 answer choices is best to replace the noun.

You can check out my other Parts of Speech products. Mac and PC versions are included!

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15 June 2016

June Monthly Newsletter

School is out! We made it, teachers! Time to prepare for next school. Here's what's happening this month!

Throughout the summer, I'll be working on updating older products. That means new covers, Mac-iPad versions added to ppt games, and worksheet updates! My goal it to get this all done before the new school year in August!

My monthly sale will be from June 17th to the 20th. Get some hot summer products and back to school forms!

I'll be heading to the TPT conference in July! I can't wait to go! If you're a TPT seller, I hope to see you there! I've also been asking TPT for a buyer's conference for those who aren't sellers, but would love to meet their favorite sellers. Let's hope one day they can make it happen!

 Crayon Box Freebie

Last but not least, your monthly freebie. I've changed things up a bit. Since I'm trying to update my store, I figured this month and next month, I'll offer some clip art. Here's one just for you!
See you next month!

01 June 2016

Celeste's B-day Blog Hop

I'm so excited to be joining Celeste from the Education Highway for this Pool Party Blog hop. Although my school district isn't out for school yet, Summer time is almost here! Time to break out the swimsuit and head to the pool!

Summer time means relaxing but let's not forget what we learned this past year. Here's a freebie for your soon to be kindergartners!

There are so many giveaways for you to enter! One of which is my Time to the Hour bundle. Four interactive powerpoint game for your first graders that will get them on the right path to learning time.

Prize Pack 2
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10 May 2016

May Monthly Newsletter

It's May! OMG! Where did the time go? I felt like we just started the school year and now we're at the end! Time to start thinking about next year! In the meantime, here's what's happening this month!

MY friends and I from the Classroom Clique are hosting a blog hop for Teacher Appreciation Week. Hop on over for a chance to win one of 3 prizes: $50 TPT Gift Card, $30 Target Card, or a $15 Starbucks card. Enter today! The giveaway ends May 8th.

My monthly sale will take place May 20 - May 22. Get some last minute test prep  games!

I've released my 2016-2017 Yearly License. Stop by and pick it up while it's $5 off! Just a special hint for you guys. I'll be doing more holiday advents next year! =)

Here's you monthly freebie! Enjoy! =)

So much testing going on! Have a wonderful May. Best of luck to you and your students on their End of Year tests!

02 May 2016

The Classroom Clique Celebrates Teachers Blog Hop

The ladies from the Classroom Clique are celebrating teachers! You know, teacher can really be under appreciated. They are some of the most hard working people in the world! We've come together to bring you some wonderful tips & tricks, freebies, and giveaways just for you!

End of year assessments can be a stressful time especially if you're testing for 3-5. Something I've always done with my 5th grade students is to hand out peppermints before testing. Research suggests that peppermints stimulates the mind and helps with memories. It can also helps to relax the mind. I'd hand out 3 peppermints (1 to start with and 2 for in between breaks). 

If you or your students are feeling stressed about the end of year test, pass along a few peppermints. It will calm them down and help them to think clearly. Also, a good breakfast and good night's sleep is important.


When you hand out those peppermints, give your students a little motivation.

Boost your student's confidence with these end of year test treats. Low cost and easy to create, these little treat bags are a wonderful gift for students right before the big test day.
Simply print and cut them out. Fold and staple to the top of zip-lock bags filled with peppermints. I've also included a topper for Smarties (since students can be so smart sometimes).

Click on the image to get this wonderful freebie:

To show our appreciations, we're hosting a giveaway! You could win one of three prizes: a TPT gift card, Starbucks gift card, or Target gift card. Enter today!

One of the entries requires a phrase. Each blog has one of the words to that phrase. Write it down and find other words on other blogs:

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Don't forget to check out more Teacher Appreciation freebies.


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