Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Baseball Fun and Learning!

Baseball Fun! Books, activities, and resources to include baseball in with learning!

I'm so excited that baseball season is finally here! Baseball means spring! After the toughest winter I can recall, anything that means spring is ok by me!

I've been doing a lot of baseball reading this week, in honor of the opening of baseball season. Here are some favorites: (Each image is a click to Amazon for more information! :)

                                                     

Baseball and April brings another opportunity: It's National Poetry month! What a great opportunity to write Diamantes!

Why Diamantes?  Because they are shaped like diamonds! (Get it? baseball diamonds?)

To add to the fun, I've found a great website where the kids can make their own diamantes online! (HERE!)

Speaking of shapes... a baseball diamond could be called a square or a rhombus, but did you realize home plate is shaped like a pentagon?

Have you noticed, when we connect learning to sports, all those little boys perk up?  (Many of the little girls do, too!)

I have a resource I'm VERY excited about called Baseball Geography

These are all task cards based on the locations of major league baseball teams! I had such a blast putting this together, and so far my students can't get enough! Plus, they're really getting to know the locations on the US maps!

Here are a couple of other baseball themed games I've got:

Baseball Antonyms combines a couple of popular games with antonym practice. 

Plus, I have a couple of BINGO games with a baseball theme:


Home Run Two Digit Addition gives the children practice adding 2 two digit numbers, along with a little strategy. 


Home Run Two Syllable Words is a similar BINGO game, but this one gives the children practice reading two syllable words. 

The students LOVE these BINGO games! 

Come to think of it, they love anytime I combine learning with sports!

How do you include sports in the learning process?

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