Friday, 11 April 2014

Bunny Bump freebie

I am joining up with The Primary Gal for her Friday Free-for-All (on Saturday....)

Math games are one of the cornerstones of my Math program.  They are so excellent for practicing and reinforcing important concepts that have been taught. 

Every day we do 10 minutes of Addition or Subtraction facts practice right after coming in from lunch, followed by a 10 to 15 minute lesson.  I hand out an assignment with about 6 questions to practice the day's lesson, then the kids head to our "Math Drawers" for the last 30 or so minutes. 

I have the class divided up into small groups of 3 to 4 kids and they're each assigned a drawer for two days.  The drawers contain a variety of games and centers that are a spiral review of the concepts that I've taught during the year.

During this time I am able to meet with the groups.  Sometimes we work on their drawer together,
and sometimes we review a concept that they need extra help with. I love this time because I can really see them making progress. It is a great opportunity for me to delve into the way that they're thinking and help them change any misconceptions they have. You just don't get that many chances to do that working with the whole class.

One of my go-to activities for the drawers is Bump. The kids love these games so much that I've made a bunch of different seasonal ones. They are so excited when a new version appears in the drawers. I will be putting this one in next week just in time for Easter. This is the first product that I have posted to Teachers Pay Teachers.  It only took me most of the night to figure out how to do it, and I'm not sure that I really know HOW I did it.
Anyway it includes three Bump games:  Fall, Winter, and Easter.  Each of them have two different games, basic Additions to 12, and either Addition Plus One or Addition Plus Ten.  You can get a copy here.
I hope you and your class enjoy them!
Please leave me a comment if you download them so that I know I'm on the right track.

Debbie K.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your Bump games, Debbie!
    It will get easier:)
    Thanks for popping by my blog, too. Take care!