Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Brain research tells us that adding the element of "fun" and adding a social element helps the learning happen.  Therefore, I have my students play a lot of games to develop their skills. I love games for practicing and developing skills, and most of my games are focused on skills from the Common Core Curriculum Standards.

I've made a few football themed activities for the kids. The one pictured HERE is a freebie.  It is focused on  CCSS.Math. Content. 2.NBT.A.2 Count within 1000.

This set includes the game with the freebie that focuses on CCSS.Math.Content.2.NBT.A.2 Count within 1000 along with another game that focuses on the same standard.  It also has 2 literacy games, both focusing on CCSS.ELA-Literacy.FS.2.3a  Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.

Follow THIS LINK to find a few more football themed games, that address these Standards:

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

Math Common Core Standard 2.NBT.8:  Mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number 100 - 900 and mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100 - 900.

ELA Common Core Standards 1.L.1, 2.L.1, and 3.L.1:  Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.