Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Are You Ready for Some Football?

It's football season!  I remember when I was a kid,  I would walk to all the football games, smelling fall in the air, and hearing the sound of excitement grow as I approached the football field!  I went to ALL the football games through my whole childhood, since my dad was the football coach in my town.  It was a special time in my life, and those memories will live on.  Nowadays, whenever we have one of these beautiful New England days with sunny and warm days and cool crisp nights, I flash back to my childhood and 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.


The next football themed game is Touchdown!  R-Controlled Vowels, a BINGO type of game, which addresses ELA Common Core Standards 1.RFS.3 and 2.RFS.3 - Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
The BINGO game has a math "twin", Touchdown!  Adding and Subtracting Ten, also with a football theme.  This game supports 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.

Finally, here's a "Old Maid" themed game that supports 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.  Football Past and Present Verbs has been a favorite in my classroom, and a top seller on Teachers Pay Teachers as well!

4 comments:

  1. Wow! This is a whole lot of football games! Thanks for linking up to my party ;)

    ✿Valerie
    All Students Can SHINE

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    1. Valerie,

      I was glad to do it! Fall is a great excuse for a linky party!

      Sally

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  2. I love the football theme! My dad was a football coach as well, so lots of childhood memories :)

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    1. Kara,

      It becomes part of your life, doesn't it?

      Sally

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