## Analogy Garden

Photo credit: roomrecess.com Analogies is a game that helps students practice finding the pattern between the compared words. It also helps to gauge reading comprehension. To play, the watering can is tipped over the flower with the correct answer in the middle. If the player is correct, the flower grows taller. If the answer is […]

## Amazing Addition Activities

Photo credit: Planning Playtime Amy at Planning Playtime, has gathered together lots of incredible and fun addition activities. I love these because they are frequently kinethetic, visual, written, and colorful. This provides many forms of input to meet nearly all or all student needs.

Photo credit: Planning Playtime Uno Addition is a fun way for students to learn addition. I like this activity for many reasons: this is low prep, as the Uno cards randomly generate the numbers used in each equation; it is kinethetic, as students get to put the blocks together to build the amount; it is […]

## 116 Years of Global Warming!

Photo credit: Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies YaleEnvironment360 has published an animated graph that provides a visual for 116 years of global warming in approximately 35 seconds.

## Reading Rules & Games

Photo credit: Susan M. Barton Margie_sauter08 has created a Quizlet for Barton Rules-Level 3. There are also games for the Barton Reading & Spelling System for levels 2-6.

## Teach Your Monster Letter Sounds

Photo credit for all images on this post: teachyourmonstertoread.com Teachyourmonstertoread.com has created a series of short videos to teach students about letter sounds. The song title for each of these is either called Crazy Stir Fry, or Monster Treasure Hunt. The letter a (/a/) The letter b (/b/) The letter c (/c/) The letter d […]

## Create Your Own Puzzle

Photo credit: Discovery Education Discovery Education has created a tool for making word searches, for key terms that are used in class. I use these, and several other games, to have students practice content vocabulary. Disclaimer: Some students find word searches to be very difficult.

## The Age of Math!

Photo credit: MathGames Age Of Math is a game that helps students practice math skills from Pre-K math to Algebra. The challenges are complex too. It takes several throws to successfully get objects thrown to the correct targets.

## Do You Want To Be King?

Photo credit: MathGames King of Math is a game designed to match the common core standards for math. In spite the fighting aspect of the game, I do like that the skills practiced automatically switch to the next difficulty level seamlessly while playing the game. However, this might be uncomfortable for younger players who may […]

## Nowhere To Hide

Photo credit: the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Nowhere To Hide is a game that demonstrates how human influence (via pollution) influences which insects the birds will eat first, and how that influences how large each population will get. Save