Serious Play

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Serious Play
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Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do becasue they want to do it. Dwight D. Eisenhower
 
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Students learn to find the Greatest Common Factor with a fun board game. Each space on the game board has two numbers. Students need to find the Greatest Common Factor for each pair. Each GCF becomes the number of points that a student earns
Subjects:
Fractions, Mental Math
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Math Centers
$3.00
15 ratings
3.9
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The 1-1-1 spelling rule explains why there is a double “t” in hotter, but not in hotly. The rule explains why there is a double “t” in fatter, but not in faster. The 1-1-1 spelling rule might be tricky, but the board game is FUN. Students take
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games
$3.00
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.52 MB)
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Students play a board game to learn and practice the difference between mutiples and factors. Game includes a classroom poster that provides a visual reminder of the definition of multiples and factors. Game can be played in small groups or
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Mental Math
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
$3.00
11 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.78 MB)
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The F-L-S-Z spelling rule explains why there is a double “ff” in stuff, but not in leaf. The rule explains why there is a double “ll” in well, but not in wheel. The doubling rule might be tricky, but learning the rule while playing the board game
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games
$3.00
7 ratings
4.0
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The silent “e” + suffix spelling rule explains why the silent “e” gets dropped in caring, but not in careful. The rule explains why there is no “e” in placing, but there is still an “e” in placement. Silent “e”s can be tough to deal with, but the
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
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Monster Math is FUN hands-on math. The game uses base ten manipulatives to introduce regrouping and lay the foundational skills for subtracting with regrouping (or borrowing). Any set of manipulatives will do, you can even make your own simple
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
$2.00
6 ratings
3.6
Digital Download PDF (1.04 MB)
By Serious Play
As teachers we know how important it is for our students to develop questioning skills. Good questioning skills are a key component in critical thinking, metacognition, and self-regulation. The BIG QUESTION Game includes two sample non-fiction
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Games
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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This motivating board game introduces money concepts. Students practice identifying, adding, and comparing the values of pennies, nickels, and dimes. Young students, and special education students will benefit from first playing a simpler board
Subjects:
Math, Special Education, Life Skills
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Math Centers
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.67 MB)
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This engaging board game focuses on adding suffixes to words that end in the letter “y”. The spelling rule explains why the letter “y” gets dropped in the word “tried” but not in the word “trying.” It’s a tricky rule to master, but the board
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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Of all the consonants in the alphabet, the letters C and G can cause emerging readers and spellers a lot of grief. This easy to play, fun board game provides plenty of practice with these tricky letters and sounds. Students move around the
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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As teachers we know how important it is for our students to develop questioning skills. Good questioning skills are a key component in critical thinking, metacognition, and self-regulation. The Question Game teaches students HOW to ask questions
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool
Types:
Games, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.02 MB)
By Serious Play
Introduce money concepts and practice identifying coins. A fun board game helps students master 2 coins - pennies and dimes. Young students and special needs students practice identifing, adding, and comparing the value of pennies and dimes.
Subjects:
Math, Special Education, Place Value
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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Teach your students the SECRET to identifying adjectives. Adjectives are easy to find if you know what questions they answer. This grammar package starts with a poster that explains the 4 questions that adjectives answer. Also included
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Games
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
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This activity pack will help your students master the “oi/oy” spelling rule. The activity pack includes a poster with key words, word sort cards, and two engaging board games that provide students with plenty of opportunity to apply the spelling
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games
$3.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.67 MB)
By Serious Play
The common suffix “ed” is pronounced three different ways, (wanted, dropped, filled) which can cause difficulties for young students who are learning to read and spell. Do your students sometimes use a phonetic spelling and write words like
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Games
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
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Learning to spell words like chick and cheek can cause some confusion. Both words end in the same sound, but the sound is spelled differently. Students learn and practice the ck/k rule as they move around the board game on their way to becoming
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Printables, Games
$3.00
3 ratings
4.0
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Not all questions are created equal! Different types of comprehension questions require different strategies to answer. Developing readers can often manage low level, factual questions when the answers appear in the text in straight forward,
Subjects:
Reading, Short Stories, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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What part of speech is the word RAIN? The answer might surprise you! In each of the following sentences RAIN is used first as a noun, then as a verb, and finally as an adjective. The RAIN has stopped. It might RAIN again later. You should wear
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Games, Activboard Activities
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.62 MB)
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The letter teams ow and oa can make the same sound. This game teaches your students strategies to choose the correct spelling. Students rehearse and apply spelling rules during every play as they travel around the board. The game includes a
Subjects:
Spelling
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games
$3.00
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Decimals can be challenging to teach and challenging to learn. Students are often confused by the placement of zeros in decimals. Why do some zeros matter and some zeros don't? Why are .5 and .50 equal? Students solidify and practice these
Subjects:
Decimals
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Games, Math Centers
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.49 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

It all began in a traditional classroom in sunny California back in 1986. I started out team teaching sixth, seventh and eighth grade. I taught the English and Math classes. My teaching day grew longer when I branched into before-care and after-care hours with the kiddos who arrived early and stayed late. In the 90s I relocated from the Pacific coast to the Atlantic Coast, started a family, and explored the idea of teaching my own children at home. My homeschooling phase only lasted 19 years, by then the last of my own children were off to college. During the homeschooling years I kept my foot in the classroom teaching French, Algebra, and High School Writing, in various enrichment programs in my area. At home I taught everything to everybody, except chemistry, algebra II, Latin, and music. I know my limits! Those I never tried to tackle. As my own children began to leave for higher education I grew interested in special education, so I went back to school myself and began working with struggling learners in both the homeschool and public school environments. Most of my teaching today is in small groups and one-on-one. I still keep at least one high school enrichment class because I enjoy the challenges and interactions of a busy classroom nearly as much as I enjoy the intensely focused work with individuals and small groups.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on and active. As much as is realistically possible, I want my students moving, interacting, and questioning. My nickname is "The Question Lady" because I have learned that the person asking the questions is the person doing the learning. The best questions are the questions that students ask for themselves. I try to structure my lessons in a way that encourages students to be involved and ask questions. I use a lot of games. Games have the potential to be motivational. Students actively engage to solve problems and think critically in order to advance through a game.

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