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Almost October? Time for Some Freebies!


Can it really be almost October already? 

October just happens to be one of my favorite months! And it just so happens I have lots of freebies for you!

Almost October? Time for some freebies: Here are 6 different freebies with an October theme, including brain breaks, task cards, counting, phonics, and informational text!

Brain Breaks are an important part of the day! Here are 12 with an October theme. October Brain Breaks Freebie!
 
 
Time for some freebies: Here are 6 different freebies with an October theme, including brain breaks, task cards, counting, phonics, and informational text!
 
October is Fire Safety month! I've found these "Fire Safety What Ifs" can really get the children talking about some fire problem solving! Click the image to download these!
 
Time for some freebies: Here are 6 different freebies with an October theme, including brain breaks, task cards, counting, phonics, and informational text!
 
And of course, it's football season! Be sure to click the image for a football themed game that practices numbers through 1,000! 

  

Time for some freebies: Here are 6 different freebies with an October theme, including brain breaks, task cards, counting, phonics, and informational text!

Isn't Halloween one of the biggest holidays of the year? Here are two more freebies to keep your students interested in classwork during the Halloween Days! 
 

Time for some freebies: Here are 6 different freebies with an October theme, including brain breaks, task cards, counting, phonics, and informational text!


Even if you can't celebrate Halloween, you can certainly celebrate bats! Click the image to download this freebie:  
 
Time for some freebies: Here are 6 different freebies with an October theme, including brain breaks, task cards, counting, phonics, and informational text!

If you love these freebies, you'll love this: 
 
Time for some freebies: Here are 6 different freebies with an October theme, including brain breaks, task cards, counting, phonics, and informational text!


Isn't October fantastic? 

I love this time of year!

Time for some freebies: Here are 6 different freebies with an October theme, including brain breaks, task cards, counting, phonics, and informational text!

Playing Math Games to Strengthen Important Skills


I find games to be a great way to learn and develop skills.

Brain research tells us that adding the element of fun helps to connect the memory. Isn't that a great reason to play learning games?

Playing Math Games to Strengthen Important Skills: This post tells why it's important to play math games, and has some suggestions on how to teach them and what to play!
I like to teach a game during small group instruction time, so I can watch the children play and make sure they are focused on the learning goal. I'll have them play a couple of times with guidance before I let them  play on their own.

After a game has been introduced and practiced, it will be available as a choice during math stations or centers.  There are times when certain children are assigned a particular game as well.

It's a good idea to allow the children to play games below their level, as these are important skills that should be mastered in order to perform the higher skills with ease. Just because the skills are easy for the child doesn't mean they don't have value! In fact, if the game isn't somewhat easy, it won't be fun for the children. Also, if the game isn't somewhat easy, the children will be more likely to make mistakes, which won't help them master the skills. I've learned "practice makes permanent," and we don't want to make incorrect skills permanent, do we? If you've ever had to unlearn a bad habit, you'll know just what I mean!


I have a series of BINGO games that I designed to go along with second grade skills. They all have a sports theme, which is a big draw for the kids. I find once they learn the format of a particular game, it takes less time to teach a similar game, meaning more time practicing each skill!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Adding-3-Addends-Golf-Themed-BINGO-Game-Freebie-277171?utm_source=60b&utm_campaign=Par%203%20freebie

You can find this freebie here: Par 3 Adding 3 Addends Freebie

You can find the full set with 9 game boards here: Par 3 Adding 3 Addends


As mentioned above, once the students know the format and how the game works, they can play similar games to strengthen similar skills. It just so happens that I have several math games that follow this same format with different sports themes that can be found here:
Sports Themed Bingo Math Games

Still looking for more math games to strengthen their skills?

Here are plenty more Math games, including several freebies! Math Games Category
 
Games are a great way to build skills AND have fun!  Enjoy!
Playing Math Games to Strengthen Important Skills: This post tells why it's important to play math games, and has some suggestions on how to teach them and what to play!

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