I LOVE GAMES!
My kiddos LOVE to play games.
3 differentiated game mats.
16 different themed player tokens.
And guess what?
I can use them for assessments!
( Do I hear OH YEAH!)
Sorry …my WBT is going to my head!
My new SEPTEMBER game is both.
I use the foldable game cards as a
I start the month with the cards to see what my kiddos know…
DO I HEAR KWL???
Then I can plan for the month depending on what they DON’T KNOW!
At the end of the month..REASSESS!
Use DATA for review in small groups.
(WOW!!! I think I am getting this down…sarcasm)
It’s only taken me 27 years..sarcasm
( Some of us have been teaching this way for years!)
Shhhh…don’t tell anyone
Those “young PHDers in Education” may feel sad.
They think they have created something new..
The education pendulum has swung again!
Smile, nod your head,…and teach!
Do I hear an “OH YEAH!” 🙂
Math games need dice!
Bring it ON!
I must THANK the Dollar Store & Target $1 Spot
for making their “dreams come true!”
We PLAY LOTS of GAMES!
I once had a parent ask me if ALL we did was play games….
each day her daughter would go home & MOM would ask..
” What did you do at school today?”
Daughter….”Oh, we just played games...”
GOOD GAMES! 🙂
Their world has changed FOREVER!
I have small dice, large dice, EXTRA LARGE FOAM DICE! LOTS!
We are working on beginning addition…
( YOU know where I am going with this!)
Here is my FALL DICE GAMES...
7 games in one packet!
But to share…A FREEBIE!
LEAVE me a COMMENT…
What games do YOU play in your classroom??? 🙂
You never know..I may choose someone to GIVE a GAME to!
WINK ,WINK! Leave a comment to ENTER! 🙂
Happy Friday EVE! 🙂
Just a short note on a
SUPER FUN GAME
to help your kiddos
practice spelling / vocabulary / HFW words!
Do you remember
THE MATCHING GAME?
Well…. I have “tweaked” it for my classroom.
2 colors of BLANK PAPER!
1. Have Kiddos FOLD their paper into 16 squares.
( Fold it horizontal twice & Vertical twice!)
2. Use pencil to TRACE the fold lines.
(This ensures a BOX for kids to write their words in.)
3. I write the words on MY paper
and use my DOC CAMERA for kids to see, so they can copy.
4. Cut SQUARES apart into word cards.
5. Kids stack their cards.
6. Find a PARTNER with different colored cards.
7. They place ALL cards words DOWN.
8. Rock, paper, scissors. Winner goes first.
9. Turn over ONE of their cards & ONE of their partner’s cards.
10. Read…read…read! Do they MATCH?
11. If they match…they stack BOTH cards!
12. If not, turn them over and try again!
No WINNERS or LOSERS…
ALL DONE? PLAY AGAIN! 🙂
We usually have 6 spelling words.
I ALWAYS add MORE!
I am teaching word strategies.
NOT MEMORIZING FOR A TEST!
Keep them learning!