My new behavior management game

My new behavior management game

I have a class of 1st-3rd graders, and I have often struggled with motivation techniques. They absolutely LOVE any kind of point system, but I never really found one I liked because: the more advanced kids tend to dominate the class, and the newer/younger students feel overwhelmed the kids aren’t really mature enough to handle … Continue reading

Alphabet Awareness Game: Hot Potato

Alphabet Awareness Game: Hot Potato

This game can be adjusted to various levels and age groups. The basic idea is as follows: Sit in a circle. Play music that ends within a minute (I recommend the Jeopardy theme song). Throw a beanbag to one student and say a letter of the alphabet. The student catches the beanbag and says the … Continue reading

Flashcard Game: 3 Card Monte

Flashcard Game: 3 Card Monte

This activity is good for introducing just 3-6 new cards. It works best with kids 3 and over. Lay out your new cards. Say the target word/phrase as you lay each card down, face up. One by one, say the word/phrase and turn over the cards until all are face down. Pretend to “review” one … Continue reading