Maintaining engagement at the end of the year is so important, but can be oh so difficult. We had state testing in the second to last week of school. Needless to say I had to find a way to keep my kids hooked on learning. I developed these carnival-themed games to go over some of our most intense skills from the year that typically need student review. The time each activity takes fluctuates and because of this, this carnival works best when done in one classroom (rather than as a whole grade level rotating stations. Trust me. We did it.) Ours ran as a special "Carnival Day" for the first few hours of school.
My third graders had so much fun and worked so hard at solving these problems to earn tickets. These activities would be great to use at the start of 4th grade to assess summer retention of skills! Most of the recording sheets are half slips that can easily be collected and graded. An answer key is included for each game.
~Estimation/Rounding to 10's and 100's in Addition and Subtraction
~Finding Elapsed Time
~Area and Perimeter
~1 and 2-Step Word Problems in All Operations
~Multiplication and Division Facts
The ultimate goal isn’t for every student to finish every game. It is for all students to have the time to review. If you have a winner, the game is over for everyone.
For easy game play and prep, print the directions page for each game and secure to a manila folder. In the folder you can put all of the recording sheet copies and supplies needed. We used the tickets they earned for students to "buy" special prizes from the treasure box (ex- bubbles, new pencils, sticker sheets).
The PREVIEW features pictures of students playing the games as well as a few that show set up.
CCSS- 3.NBT.A.1, 3.NBT.A.2, 3.MD.A.1, 3.MD.C.6, 3.MD.C.7a, 3.MD.D.8, 3.OA.B.5, 3.OA.B.6, 3.OA.C.7, 3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.2, 3.OA.A.3, 3.MD.B.3
TEKS Grade 3- 111.5.b.4.A, b.4.B, b.7.C, b.6.C, b.7.B, b.4.E, b.4.F, b.4.G, b.4.H, b.4.J, b.4.K, b.8.A