This is everything your need to have a fun and engaging Baseball Day in your own classroom. This includes math, opinion writing, geography, and more. I like to use it on the opening day of the MLB season (typically early April), but any day is fine!
This bundle includes OPTIONAL hands-on math centers that involve measuring out distances equivalent to baseball field measurements and distances the ball travels. These centers can be done right in the hallways, in an all purpose room, or outside. This is so motivating for students, even your most reluctant learners! I have had many students come back to my classroom year after year to tell me how much they loved Baseball Day and the things they did and what they learned.
There is an opinion writing component, complete with a 5+ sentence paragraph model and planning sheet. Students will work to write 1, 2, or 3 paragraphs on the rough draft template, and then they can use the final draft baseball themed paper that is included, to produce a polished writing piece.
Students will work to locate where each MLB team is from on a map of the United States (and Canada).
There are also several math pages that ask students to use tables with pricing information to answer story problems. Students will also use information such as the number of strikes, outs, innings, etc to answer other questions.
Students can be encouraged to wear baseball clothing (even their little league shirts), I help them put on eye black (optional) and in my classroom I provide them with a baseball themed snack (crackerjacks, peanuts, possibly even hotdogs?!) You can take it as far as you are comfortable. It is an amazingly fun day that will leave other classes wishing they could do it too!
You can do as much, or as little as you would like. You can simply copy the pages that you think are the best fit for your class. Everything can be done in the classroom if desired (omitting the centers). There is so much flexibility in this bundle!
-Directions How to Use This Product
-Parent Volunteer Letter
-Team Name/Location Contest
-4 Math Center Sheets
-Baseball Math Pages
-Concession Stand Math
-Outs, strikes, innings
-Social Studies Geography Activity
-Opinion Paragraph Writing Activity
-Paragraph Hand Sheet
-Final Draft Papers
-Thank You Notes for Volunteers