Pumpkin Maker


Here’s a fun activity that students can use to practice their understanding of 2D Geometric shapes. On this interactive site, students can use trackpad manipulation skills to draw any shape to design their own Jack-O-Lantern. Teachers can set the criteria to include a minimum number of different shapes or even require students to use all six shown above. When the students are finished, they click done and see what their creation will look like when lit up by an internal candle.

Take a screenshot and write a story using the names of these geometric shapes. Learning should be fun!


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Understanding Arrays and Having Fun Doing It


Click on the image above to play Shikaku. This is a math strategy game will help students understand arrays. After they have completed each puzzle, teachers can have the students write the perimeter, area, or the multiplication fact for each array. I will warn you that it is highly addictive as well as challenging.


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Practice Counting Money

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“Practice counting money and collect fish for the aquarium!” This game has 3 variations: count to 99 cents, count to 10 dollars, and count to 100 dollars. Additionally, each variation can be played at a beginner or expert level. Scroll down below the game to see three more money games (Dolphin Feed, Learning Coins and Money Bingo.)

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Feldman, Barbara. “Counting Money.” Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 6 Sep. 2016. Web. 7 Sep. 2016. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/counting-money/ >.

Math Raft Race

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In this featured game on TeachersFirst, a group of friends decide to enter a school raft race competition. Students will need to use their math skills to collect the four items that they will need in order to build a raft. The more activities that are completed, the better the quality of the raft.

Practice your skills with basic operations, symmetry, time, equations, diagrams, and more. When finished, watch what happens when the race begins!

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Why Are School Buses Yellow?

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Soon drivers will see a lot of school buses filled with our children. Have you ever wondered exactly why they are all the same yellow color? Wonderopolis does a fantastic job of explaining this. Please share with your classroom or your own students. Wonderopolis teaches children to THINK and ASK QUESTIONS. It is an amazing way to begin, or even end, your day with your children.

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Practice Vocabulary With Word Frog

With the beginning of school, comes the exposure of students to new vocabulary. The game, Word Frog, gives students a glimpse at some of the skills which they will apply during the intermediate grades.

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Recently posted on TeachersFirst:

“Practice antonyms, synonyms, and homonyms with the word eating frog. Simply click to match the correct answer. Practice your speed and accuracy. Your final score will be shared at the end. This site is ideal for beginner readers, but you must be able to read basic sight words. Students learning what antonyms, synonyms, and homonyms mean will also find valuable practice at this site.”