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In my units I like to use an activity called "find someone who...". Here's how it works. Each kids gets an answer sheet. They then walk around the room, find a partner and say "can you solve letter h?" If they answer the problem correctly, then that student writes their name in that box and move onto a new partner. If they get the problem wrong they must move onto the next person. Once all of the boxes have been signed, have them sit back down and review the answers.
They really love this game. I always reward them with a sticker or some small treat if they can "play the game without getting to noisy." It works really well. What I love the most is that they are learning from each other. If one student is struggling, they rarely ask me for help. They'll ask their partner and of course they enjoy helping. Its fantastic!
I've noticed the past few weeks that my kiddos are needing a serious review on telling time. I created this little review to get them up out of their seats, moving around while their still engaged in the lesson. Click here to get "Find Someone Who Can Tell Time". There are two sheets with clocks to the hour and half hour, and two sheets with clocks in 5 minute increments.
You can use this idea with just about any concept; math facts, sight words, vocabulary. Its a favorite in my classroom and always seems to hold their attention for more than 5 minutes! It is also a part of my EOY Campout: A 2nd Grade Math Review.
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