Box Connect Reading Game

Getting my low level kids to read is becoming a huge task–it’s the end of the year and the last thing they want to do is open a book. This book was actually a very quiet activity. We’ve been doing a lot of games lately and so with this game, I gave them the option…

Tic-Tac-Toe Reading

One of my English classes is doing Book Circles but man, this week, they SHOULD be done with their books but they really aren’t and so we’ve been doing games all week to help them to read more of their books. Download the PowerPoint HERE

Duck, Duck, READ! Lottery Game

SSR can be torturous… is that just me? So I came up with this game to help and to give some random kids motivation to actually read and actually work… It’s the end of the year and man, we need all the motivation we can get! And everyone likes a game of chance, especially when…

Writing a Research Paper: Organizing your Research Cards

I do this activity as the Final Day after we have finished our 2-3 days of Research This is to help them make sure they have all the information they will need before we move on to the next step. This is especially important for the Citation information and I’ve found it helps a lot…

Writing a Research Paper: 2nd Draft

These are the slides that I use to transition my kids from their Rough Draft to writing their 2nd Draft. At this point, we have finished writing their Rough Draft paragraphs which if you haven’t read yet, go HERE first! You can find the complete Powerpoint file here: Writing your 2nd Draft You can find…

Writing a Research Paper: Brainstorming a Topic

First: If you already know your Topic or have been assigned a Topic…. skip this step! Obviously, you should do that Assigned Topic 🙂 If you were not assigned a topic though and you need to find a good topic, start here: If you would like the actual Powerpoint File, it is HERE: Brainstorming Your…

Find the Chick

This singing time was a great super fun time. I can’t say that the quality of the singing time was too good But that’s kinda my general opinion of the “find the note” game in general But this added a cool twist to it that the kids were HYSTERICAL with…. First, we divided them into…

Are you Feeling Lucky? Primary Singing Time

I was really tired the night before this Sunday and desperate for something easy. I had on my schedule that we were doing a St. Patrick’s Day something for Singing Time to practice “If the Savior Stood Beside Me” But my printer was out of colored ink so planned on doing THIS with clovers and…