Last week I posted Winter Fact and Opinion and this week I am back to share my Winter Cause and Effect Matching Game. This matching game can be placed in a literacy center or station. Use with early finishers or as an intervention activity. There is a mini "poster" included to place in your literacy center which provides an explanation of cause and effect. There are 10 "cause" and 10 "effect" cards for students to match up. This resource also includes "Cause" and "Effect" ... Read More about Winter Cause and Effect Matching Game
Children have fun with compound words when they are used in a game format. Games help them learn concepts. They provide the "fun" component that engages children so that they will participate longer and the more they use a concept, the more likely they are to learn it. Ways to have fun with compound words There are several ways to have fun with compound words. I like to use games. Games are very effective and fun also. Writing activities are another fun way to use them. Task ... Read More about Have Fun With Compound Words
Fourth grade teachers, how do you bring spiral review into your math centers? Here's a free Thumbs Up game to keep your students thinking, reviewing, and having great math conversations! They'll use a variety of skills and concepts, all in one game! What is a Thumbs Up math game? A Thumbs Up game is an easy-prep game designed to be played by partners. The game has 24 cards, all printed on one page. Each card has a mathematical expression for ... Read More about Spiral Math Review – A Fun and Easy Game!
PLEASE NOTE: A prior version had protection set by accident that prevented printing. If you have any trouble printing, please download again. We're so sorry about this! Do your middle school students need a boost after the winter break? Have you been wanting to teach a growth mindset but are unsure where to start? Start here with our collection of unique growth mindset activities that can be used as bell ringers, warmups or individual exercises for your early finishers. It's the perfect ... Read More about Growth Mindset Activities – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Writing poetry isn't just for National Poetry Month! I love to teach it all year with my second grade students. I usually start out with acrostic poems, as most have had some experience with them. We also try simple rhyming couplets and cinquains also. I have also tried other types like Haiku and Limericks. I usually save pyramid poems for the second half of the year. Students need a good handle on nouns, verbs, adjectives and some experience with adverbs ... Read More about Don’t Make Poetry Wait until April