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What are Boom Cards and Why Use Them?

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Boom Cards

Are you kids tired of doing boring task cards? Why not try Boom Cards. I know you are asking what are they and why use them? What are Boom Cards In a nutshell, Boom Cards are digital task cards. They are not just task cards on paper and put online. They are interactive and self-checking. So, if a child gets the answer correct then it dings and circles the answer in green. If they get it incorrect it circles it…

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Math Word Problems Scavenger Hunt

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Math word problems and a scavenger hunt! A fun way to get kids doing math word problems. Let’s look at how this math word problems scavenger hunt works. Word Problems Whenever we look at the data from our testing, word problems are still the area our 2nd graders have difficulties with. I think that’s true for most kids. Doing practice worksheets over and over are boring for the kids. So I tried to find a better way to practice word…

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Pirate Unit

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pirate unit

Pirates are so much fun! At the end of the year my team always does a whole pirate unit. The kids have so much fun and don’t even realize they are doing work. ┬áIt lasts about two weeks and the kids write everyday. It’s amazing to see them grow in their writing. We start the unit off by reading “How I Became a Priate” by Melinda Long. There is a packet that has with this story that I have…

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