One way that I get my students involved and engaged is by giving them choices whenever I can. During reading workshop they can choose what order they would like to do their "rounds" in and where they sit to complete their reading tasks. During Writer's workshop (most of the time) they can choose where to write and what they would like to write about. During Math Workshop, they can choose their activities based on their math goals. They are more likely to buy in without a fight because they have a choice!
Another way that I keep them involved and engaged is by doing frequent brain breaks! This one seems appropriate for this blog hop! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmC6Qyjk8cw
Of course, picking topics the students are interested in always helps, too!
My Shark Week freebie is a subtraction game called: Shark Attack! This is a Bang! type game.
It has subtraction facts from 12-12 to 0-0!
It can be played with any # of players
Fish (for the backs of ALL the cards)
1 page of Shark Cards!
How to play:
1st player takes a card and answers the question. If he or she is correct, they keep the card. If they are not correct, they put the card back on the bottom of the stack.
Play follows for next player.
If a player chooses a ZOMBIE card, he/she must put all of their cards back on the bottom of the pile.
Whoever has the most cards at the end WINS!
Click HERE to try it out!
Be sure to go for a swim in the linky party below. Every blog in the Shark Week Blog Hop features a fishy freebie for you and your students- but hurry! Shark Week only lasts until Sunday, August 17th : )