Unlock the New Year! | Math Games | Editable Challenges

Unlock the New Year! | Math Games | Editable Challenges
Unlock the New Year! | Math Games | Editable Challenges
Unlock the New Year! | Math Games | Editable Challenges
Unlock the New Year! | Math Games | Editable Challenges
Unlock the New Year! | Math Games | Editable Challenges
Unlock the New Year! | Math Games | Editable Challenges
Unlock the New Year! | Math Games | Editable Challenges
Unlock the New Year! | Math Games | Editable Challenges
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Unlock the New Year is an exciting and rigorous game that is truly meant for any subject in any grade level. It is a game that will engage and motivate even your most reluctant students as they through a series of challenges.

To play, transform your white board into a giant game board and create an engaging environment that allows you to challenge your students with rigorous content of ANY subject! Since Unlock the New Year is meant to be played your first week back after winter break, we’ve included 10 challenges to review the skills your students have learned in the first semester, BUT this game is easily differentiated so you can personalize it to fit the needs of your students!

*Everything you need to implement this in your classroom with huge success!
*10 pre-made challenges for 2nd grade (place value, 2-digit addition and subtraction, arrays and repeated addition)
*10 pre-made challenges for 3rd grade (place value, 3-digit addition and subtraction, multiplication and division strategies, word problems and error analysis)
*10 blank challenges you can personalize for any subject, in any grade level
*Giant game board pieces
*Pictures from our classrooms to help you implement this game in yours
*Directions and extra resources to help you set the stage
*Launch letter and envelope
*Unlock the New Year classroom banner
*Treat bag toppers
*Detour Challenges to give kids quick breaks to help them re-energize between challenges
*Tips and tricks from 2 teachers who have used this in our classrooms

What is Unlock?
Our Unlock games are unique, challenge-based games that give students the opportunity to review academic skills while practicing teamwork and perseverance.

How to play:
There is no “right way” to play this game. You can send students through the challenges individually or in teams, whatever works best for your class. You can complete the challenges in one day or stretch them out over a few days.

Some students may not finish all challenges, and that’s okay! The amount of effort and learning that takes place during the game is so intense that they don’t need to finish everything to benefit.

The length of the game is something you can alter to fit your schedule. Traditionally, the game takes about 2 class periods, but teachers have played it in many different ways as well.

What do the STUDENTS do?
The Unlock game board has a start and finish. Each large game piece on the game board represents a “challenge” that students must complete in order to move their individual game piece forward. The goal is for students to successfully get their game piece to the end, where they “Unlock” the game! If you choose to use our optional detours, they are “mini stops” that give students a quick break between challenges.

What does the TEACHER do?
During the game, encourage students to problem solve, persevere, and help each other when they come to a problem that is difficult. Coach individual students through difficult challenges. Reteach skills as needed.

After the game, have a class discussion about how the game went and celebrate successes together!

Our other Unlock games, Unlock the North Pole, Unlock the Love, Unlock the Rainbow, Unlock Spring, Unlock Summer, Unlock The School Year, Unlock the Haunted House and Unlock the Pumpkin Patch successfully implemented in kindergarten through 8th grade classrooms, so don't be deterred by the pre-made 2nd and 3rd grade challenges. This is truly a game for any grade level!

*Save when you purchase the year-long Unlock the Learning Bundle!

**This product comes in a zip file. The pdf includes all un-editable game pieces, and the PowerPoint includes all editable game pieces. See table of contents for clarification.

2017 © Cooties and Cuties
2017 © 2nd Grade Sassy Pants

This resource is intended for use by ONE CLASSROOM TEACHER. Permission to copy for single classroom use only. Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only. Not for public display without credit given to authors.

If you would like to share with your colleagues, please purchase an additional license. All rights reserved by both authors.
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85 pages
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