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It’s Monday.  We’re back from an amazing week in Vegas.  I worked in my classroom today.  My body thinks we’re still in Vegas…I’m a little tired…but super excited to be back into the blogging routine and linking up for Monday Made It!
So…you see…what had happened was…I was Dealz (It’s like a Dollar Tree but prices go up to $10…) and saw this:
So my brain kicked into over drive!    I finally drove myself to the store (I got a new Smorgie1 before we left for Vegas…before that I was stuck at home with no wheels for a month.  People…I had to go a whole month with no Sonic.  Do you know excited I was this morning when I drove myself to Sonic?!?!  HAPPY DANCE HAPPY!!!!) and grabbed one.  These fun tic tac toe games are $10.  Not too shabby…
I was EXTRA thrilled when I opened it and saw that the Xs and Os weren’t on there!   YAY for blank spaces (Cue Taylor Swift music!).  
Then I made these:
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How freakin cute?!  My very sweet and talented friend Susanna at Whimsy Workshop made these!   She’s seriously amazing.  You must check her out!  
Then I got some Velcro dots and placed them on each side of the tic tac toe spinners!
Then I attached the cards to the Velcro dots!
BAM!   All done!   So…how in the world will we use this!?
Here’s my plan:
For letters/sounds….the ‘staches will gently (YES GENTLY I SAID…which we all know is reality…) toss the bean bag.  Whichever spinny thing they hit and spin, they will say that letter/sound and color the letter on the recording sheet.  
Recording sheets?!  What recording sheets? 
So If I hit the spinner with the Z and it spins around, I would read that letter.  Make sense?!  Clear as mud?!
How much fun is this!?!  
#commoncoreisfun
And…it’s reusable.  
CVC words…Adding and Subtracting…
Real and Nonsense words
Word Families
The uses are many.  And the Velcro allows for easy change out!!!

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