Monday, April 22, 2013

QR Codes- Where Have You Been All My Life?!

I have been looking at other teachers using QR codes in their classrooms for awhile now and I had no idea how to even BEGIN using these with my first graders, but I gave it a shot and made a little center for this week to reinforce the er/ir/ur spelling pattern. I used this AMAZING packet by Lyndsey (A Year of Many Firsts) to introduce the concept today. We're using a lot of her packet this week in our literacy centers. My kids LOVED the Super Girls story and characters used to introduce this spelling pattern. Here are a few pics from today:

Our list of words with er/ir/ur after reading the Super Girls story.

This is the write the room activity that we changed into a pocket chart activity.

They created these masks with words from the er/ir/ur spelling pattern :)

I created this freebie to go along with this spelling pattern that you can use if you have access to iPads/iPod touch or iPhones. My kids LOVED this center! I couldn't believe how much fun they had with it. They were all begging to do it again and again. I used the recording sheet in the packet for the kids to write the words they found, and instead of cutting the cards out, I kept them on one sheet for them to scan, but you could always place them around the room for a "scan" the room activity. I didn't number them, because I wasn't sure how people wanted to use them (whole sheet vs. individual cards) but you could always add it with a sharpie after you laminate. Enjoy!

Here's your QR code freebie - I'm linking up with Classroom Freebies for Manic Monday!

Classroom freebies

Finally, yesterday I posted about Martin Richard, Boston Marathon bombing victim (click the linked text to visit yesterday's post). I am looking for TpT product donations for a fundraiser to help Martin's family, which includes his mother, who suffered a massive brain trauma, and his little sister, Jane, who is only 6 years old and has lost a leg. Sadly, Martin was killed last Monday, and was the tragedy's youngest bombing victim at only 8 years old. If you are able to donate something from your TpT shop, please e-mail me at, or even leave a comment here with your e-mail and product name. I would love your help in this fundraising effort. Thank you to the generous ladies who already contacted me, you are so sweet! :)


  1. I sent you an email but I will comment here too. I have a digraph pack that I would be willing to donate from my tpt store.

    Lisa feikert
    Always An Adventure in Kindergarten or

  2. Hey,

    I found you through the link up, but ended up reading quite a few of your posts. I'd love to donate. I'll send you an email.

    Thanks for doing this.

    Also, great use of the QR Code. Kids and teachers love it sooo much.

    Digital: Divide & Conquer