Saturday, July 9, 2011
Creating Games For Your Class
Lets face it, teachers spend way to much money on their classrooms! Last night, I was thinking about how I wanted to vamp up my word study centers for next year. So I tried to create some board games. Once I got started it was very easy. I looked online for free game board templates and saved them to my computer. I brought those images into Photoshop and began working. Once I opened the board game as my background, I could type on each square. The game I created last night was for initial consonants. I created a spinner out of pre cut scrapbook cardstock and on it I wrote: st, br, cl, th and tw. Then on the spaces on my game board I typed: ope, ought, ing, op, etc. I printed the game out and glued it to a folder. After I glued it to the folder I laminated it. Then, I saved the file as an image was able to send it to SMART Notebook and make an interactive SMART Board game as well. Now, I have a board game and a SMART Board game. I would like to make games for each of the spelling patterns I teach.