games

How to Play Virtual Valentine’s Day Bingo

Valentine’s Day in the classroom can be overwhelming! It just seems like there is SO much going on in February–Groundhog’s Day, 100th Day, Presidents’ Day. You can keep Valentine’s Day low-key and still have a lot of fun. Here’s how to play Virtual Valentine Bingo. How to Prepare Students will

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Free Games & Activities for Virtual Class Meetings

Keeping students engaged when teaching virtually can certainly be challenging. Here are some free games & activities for virtual class meetings.  I wanted to make sure I had fun, fresh resources to review skills and continue building our classroom community in engaging ways. I know not everyone can use Zoom.

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My First 3 Math Lessons of the School Year

Planning for the beginning of the year is so important for setting the tone in your classroom. For my first 3 math lessons of the school year, I ask myself “What do I want to communicate about what is valued in our classroom in this subject area?“ In math, I

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3 Classroom Engagement Strategies to Use this December

It’s December! Busy, chilly, stressful, fun, frantic, fabulous December. Your students’ excitement is building while you are just trying to cross off your gift to-do list (what do I get my parents?!) while still maintaining some sense of classroom normalcy. Keeping the engagement level high during December can be difficult.

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Simple & Engaging Math Game for Practicing Subtraction

Hi! Today I am going to share a really simple and easily differentiated subtraction game (could be adapted for addition, too!). I just love love love using games for learning. My math block usually looks something like this: Mini lesson: 15  minutes Whole group practice: 10 minutes Independent practice: 10-15

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