Today, I’m linking up for the first time with Teaching Tribune for Two for Tuesday.
This year I worked with a group of first graders that were struggling to memorize their facts. They were struggling in their homeroom classes and were discouraged. They needed the facts broken down into small manageable chunks. The first day that they’d come to me for intervention, I’d have them work on the simplest facts. Once they were successful, they had the confidence on the following days to tackle the facts that had challenged them.
I created these two products for them and they are ready to share with you. Each one has broken the facts into small manageable chunks with tests and games for each level.
The first helped them memorize their addition facts to 10.
I gave my students envelopes to keep their flashcards in. They loved collecting flashcards to show how much they had learned. Some games allow for multiple levels. This lets the kids retain the facts.
Each student had a submarine that traveled on my bulletin board from level to level. They loved the recognition of passing a test when I’d move their submarine to a new level.