Sunday, July 15, 2012

"Bingo" Golf Games for Math and Phonics

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Like many teachers, anytime I have some sort of adventure, it inspires me to relate it somehow to my own students.  This past week I helped out my gentleman friend with his golf camp, and I found myself coming up with a golf related game for my own little ones.

This game, called "Par 3" works like a Bingo game, and uses 3 dice.  The goal of the game is to get 3 in a row by adding the dice.   

Common Core Standards:

1.OA.1 Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.
2.OA.1 Add and subtract within 20.

I also found myself inspired to make a game somehow related to reading, so I started thinking about the phonics skills I need to review at the beginning of second grade on short vowel sounds.  

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This second game also uses dice and works like Bingo, but the roll of the dice determines the vowel sound the kiddos will cover.  I like this game even better, since it will involve a little bit of strategy.  They might have 2 "short i" words on their card, but they can only cover 1.  They have to predict which short i word would help them get 3 in a row.  

Common Core Standards:
1.RFS.3 - Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
2.RFS.3 - Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Both games include enough game boards so they could be played with a whole reading group or math group.  See this blog post to read more about these games.


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