Wednesday, July 31, 2013

School Week Linky- Day 3 Best Games

I have blogged about Remind101 before. Click here to read about it. 
This FREE texting service for teachers is an awesome way to communicate with parents and students. 
And now they are having a giveaway. Check it out here

And now, for Day 3 with The Teacher's Chair
The Teacher's Chair
Today we are sharing our Best Games 

I love using games to teach Math. Anything with cards and dice make sense. They are just really easy manipulatives that I have ready to use at a moments notice. Students can add, subtract, multiply, divide, create numbers, fractions, etc... with these simple manipulatives. 

Last year I was awarded a Donor's Choose grant that was specifically for games in the middle school classroom. It was great. These were the games I was able to purchase. I can't say they are my favorite, but they were great to have in class and for tutoring purposes too. 
The downside to these type of games is pieces go missing. But they are still worth having. I am definitely NOT complaining. 

Last year I found this awesome resource of Laura Candler and honestly, if you teach middle school math, you should get this!!! Its just a GREAT resource and easy to use for teachers. I like everything that makes my job easier. 
I promise, I don't get anything from sharing this. I just think its a wonderful resource and want you to have access to it. Plus, Laura has tons of free resources for teachers too!

And another giveaway to share with you. 
Teaching with a Mountain View is having a QUADRUPLE Giveaway. Check it out! 

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  1. You are the second person this week who has blogged about Remind Me 101. I'm not much of a texter, but I am getting intrigued. It sounds like a great tool! Donor's Choice? Must look into this. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love Remind Me 101. I use it to update my cheerleaders and cheer parents as well. I need to buy more games for my kids this year, they can just be so expensive! That's awesome you were able to use Donor's Choose to buy them.

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  3. Genius! This is a great way to have parents and teachers keep in touch through out the year. No skipping school that is for sure.
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