Richard Byrne, author of the blog FREE TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHERS, shared a new website, SMARTY GAMES, designed to help elementary students develop basic math and reading skills. After visiting the site, I decided that this would be helpful to many students during the summer months.
Free featured games for mathematics cover basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Reading games include games that focus on alphabet recognition and story content, plus more.
We trained our entire school on the Trouble Free Playground Games today! We had this event planned for September of this year, however, the weather did not cooperate with us. After rescheduling the event three times, we finally settled for holding this event in the spring.
This past summer, eight staff members took on the task of reading the book, TROUBLE FREE PLAYGROUND. We introduced four games today, and we will be introducing two more this spring. In the fall of 2009, we will open the school year with a field day designed around these games and MORE new games. Our hope is to have a playground with ALL types of games for children to play, year round. We welcome your feedback!
Many thanks to Mrs. Jurewicz for her outstanding leadership and implementation of these games.
If the answer is YES, and you would like to donate some to our school, we would LOVE TO HAVE THEM! If you have child friendly board games that your children no longer play with, we would like to have these to build an indoor recess library of games.
This project is being organized by a 4th grade student, Matthew, and his Kids’ Hope Mentor. The goal is to accumulate games that will be stored in our MPR for indoor recess play. Games to consider donating:
- Decks of Cards
- Connect Four
- Chutes and Ladders
- Bogle….And many, many more!
Please make sure all the pieces are included!
Donated games can be brought placed on the stage steps of the MPR.
Thank you so much for your help with this student initiated project. Mrs. Reagan