Books of the Week – 14th June 2019

Books of the Week – 14th June 2019

We’re changing it up a bit this week. Instead of specially curated books for your classes, we’ve selected games that are easily played in class.

0-3 and Preschool

A fun, easy way to help children associate numerals, quantity and number words. This game is perfect for association but also to recognise numbers out of order.

Kindergarten to Grade 3

It’s the same classic game of Guess Who? but with tons of fun extras. This deluxe version of Guess Who has 6 different character themes and 120 new characters to play with. if you have a large class, you can make color copies of the play sheets, or you can scan and put it up on the whiteboard/projector.

Middle School

Charades is a universally loved game. Use the actions to help students break through their fear of speaking in front of the classroom.

High School

Story Dice is a creative tool and game that helps prompt ideas for plot, character, and setting. They can be used effectively for both written and oral storytelling. In class they can be used for warm ups. You can do the “one word story” (where they say one word each to make a story together) and use the dice to dictate what the story will be. You stop once each word on the dice has been said (or used as a metaphor).

New Teachers

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this game! You can use it is so many different ways. Simple matching game, match colors, body parts, numbers, descriptions, strategy. It is a must have in your teaching kit!

Teacher Parents

This is an educational variation on dominoes. Each domino has two three-letter words, with a corresponding picture, such as box, cat, and pig. There are six different ways to play, including rhyming, where the box must match with the fox, or the bug with the rug, etc. The different play objectives allow for greater variation in the learning experience.

One on One or Small Groups

Bananagrams is a fast and fun word game that requires no pencil, paper or board, and the tiles come in a fabric banana-shaped carrying pouch. One hand can be played in as little as five minutes. Using a selection of 144 plastic letter tiles , each player works independently to create their own ‘crossword’ faster than one’s opponents.

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