GAMES and Puzzles!
Today is NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY!
Fun times with friends.
Do YOU play games and puzzles in YOUR classroom?
I HOPE SO!
What better way to practice academic skills & strategies?
The BEST way to learn social skills of sharing, taking turns, winning, and losing.
IT BUILDS YOUR CLASSROOM COMMUNITY!
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I also have the children make their OWN games.
We play the “matching” game… A LOT!
Use spelling words, vocabulary words, math facts…whatever!
I give 1/2 the class 1 sheet of colored paper.
I give the other half
1 sheet of colored paper, too
BUT a different color!
We fold it into 8 rectangles.
EVERYONE writes the same words on their paper.
THEN…cut the cards apart!
When we are ready…find a partner
WITH DIFFERENT COLORED PAPER!
Turn over all of the cards.
Pick one of YOURS,
then choose one of your partners!
With different colored papers
…no mistaking whose is whose.
When game “time” ( set a timer ) is done
..pick up YOUR cards!
No mixing them up!
Take the cards HOME & PRACTICE!
Here WE ARE at WORK:
I hope you play games and do puzzles!
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This is packed with great ideas! I love using games with my students to teach all subjects and this gives me more suggestions to try–thank you!
I love playing games with my students. It makes learning so much more fun! I can't wait to try some of your ideas!
Thank you for all these great activities!
We love to use games! Thanks for the kind words! Wendy 1stgradefireworks
You are so welcome! Thank you for your time! Glad you enjoyed the post! Wendy 1stgradefireworks
Thank YOU! We LOVE games! Enjoy! Wendy 1stgradefireworks
I love the way you have the kids pick partners to play the game! Great idea. And then they get to take it home for practice. Wonderful.