Looking for fun problem solving games?! How about critical thinking activities EMBEDDED with math, science, and reading content? Get your students engaged and working collaboratively every day!
By adding a Morning Mystery to your daily schedule, you get your students ENGAGING with one another to solve a mystery that REINFORCES math, reading, and science concepts. Students will work cooperatively with YOU to solve multi-step clues! Watch their problems skills grow throughout the year!!
*I originally created these to get my students thinking and working together first thing in the morning. I called them Morning Mysteries, BUT these mysteries are not JUST limited to a morning activity. They could also be solved at any time during the day!
How do Morning Mysteries work?
-Each day, work with your students to solve one mystery. Display the mystery question and clues on the board for students using Powerpoint or PDF. (Both a Powerpoint AND PDF file are included.)
-Each mystery asks a question and includes 5 clues. Students will use the information from each clue to help solve the mystery question.
-Each mystery asks students to use their knowledge of kindergarten concepts to solve it. *This would also be a GREAT review activity for first graders.
-Each week’s mysteries also include a few (optional) printable props. These props allow students to be more hands-on with clues.
As students become more independent throughout the school year, Morning Mysteries can become more of a student-led, community building activity.
Please read below to see when each pack will be added to this bundle!
AVAILABLE NOW! PAPERLESS Kindergarten 1st Grade Mysteries Weeks 1-5 Letters Numbers Community Helpers
●animal parts/habitat (scales, fur, etc.)
●ordinal numbers (1st-5th)
AVAILABLE NOW! PAPERLESS Kindergarten 1st Grade Mysteries Weeks 6-10 Beginning Sounds Rhyming Numbers 1-20
●before & after
●days of the week
AVAILABLE NOW! PAPERLESS Mystery Kindergarten 1st Grade Weeks 11-15 Ending Sounds 2D Shapes States of Matter
●counting by 10s
●odd vs even
●states of matter
●months of the year
AVAILABLE NOW! PAPERLESS Problem Solving Mysteries Weeks 16-20 Short Vowels Prepositions
●short vowel sounds
AVAILABLE NOW! PAPERLESS Problem Solving Mysteries Weeks 21-25 Subtraction
●needs and wants
●counting by 5s
(AVAILABLE 01/25/18) Weeks 26-30:
●bossy e words
●counting by 2s
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