# ARCHIVES

I love using all sorts of fun games when practicing addition (or really any math skill) in first grade. The game I am sharing today is a particularly easy one to prep and implement in your classroom right away. It is called Biggest Wins!   All you need to play this game is a die […]

# End of year math review game! Shootin’ Hoops

The end of the year is a crazy busy time for both teachers and students. The sun is shining and everyone can just feel the end of the year at their fingertips.   When we just can’t get those wiggles out, I like to find ways to get students learning WITH their wiggles. This fun, math […]

# Fraction Activity for First & Second Grade!

Fraction activities in first and second grade can be hard to come by. After learning about the difference between parts and whole and going over the “basic” fractions of 1/2 and 1/4, I find that my first graders are ready for a little bit more. That’s when I introduce the fun game, Fraction Wars!   […]

# Free 3D Shape Activity: Mystery Bags

I love teaching all about 2D and 3D shapes in the classroom. It is a unit of study that my first graders always seemed to just “get.” It was tactile and to the point.  I am always on the hunt for fun and new shape activities, so I thought I would share one of my […]

# Buzz and Sparkle: Two Fun Classroom Games!

Today, I wanted to pop on over to share two fun, classroom games I’ve used in my classroom: Buzz & Sparkle! Both games are whole group, circle games and only require about 5 minutes to play. I’ve used them for morning meeting games, warm ups, and even to calm students down after coming in from […]

# Solve It Math Centers!

I don’t know about you, but I am always on the hunt for new and engaging math centers! When my students are working independently on their math games/centers that means I am able to successfully meet with my small, guided math groups. It’s a win-win. Recently I went to an escape the room with some […]