Reflection: Joy Puzzles and Games - Section 1: Why This Center?


In the hustle and bustle of this technology-filled world, it is really easy to forget about things like puzzles and games.  I, however, think that puzzles and games should never fall by the wayside; I like to use them to my benefit.  Up until this point, I have never met a kindergartener who doesn't like a puzzle or game.  With that being said, I like to have students support their learning with these fun tools!  Instead of having students just work on paper all of the time when they are in centers, I like to have them work their way through and talk through puzzles and games.  In the end, kids really find joy in their learning while also supporting their foundational skills.  The key to making fun puzzles and games successful is to make them relevant.  If we are working on letter sounds, my puzzles and games need to be about letter sounds.  If we are working on rhyming, my puzzles and games need to revolve around rhyming.  As long as I connect the puzzle or game to our standard, I know the kids and I will all enjoy it!

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Puzzles and Games

Unit 3: Centers
Lesson 8 of 9

Objective: SWBAT practice their reading foundational skills while solving puzzles and/or playing games.

Big Idea: Have fun and learn at the same time with puzzles and games in this center!

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