Do you or your students have Spring Fever yet? I would say that we do, but it has not felt like Spring here yet, so I may have to call it never-ending Winter Fever. If you need something to spice up your Spring, The Spring Challenge may be just what you’re looking for.
This Spring Challenge includes 10 academic challenges that your students complete together to earn Challenge Tickets. After they earn a challenge ticket, they use the code to solve the mystery word. The first team to complete all 10 mystery word challenge tickets is the winning team.
Each challenge has a picture at the top, which matches the picture on a challenge ticket. This makes it easy to organize and to know which challenge ticket the students have earned. I put each of the challenge tickets into envelopes, so the students can tear the envelopes open and get their ticket. I have heard from other teachers that they prefer to place the challenge tickets into a pocket chart. Then, as each group completes a challenge, they can go and get their ticket from the pocket chart. There are many ways to organize this to fit your classroom.
What are the academic challenges included in The Spring Challenge?
-Adding adjectives to sentences
-Bossy R Words
-Double Digit Addition
-Telling Time to the Hour and Half Hour
-Spring Word Search
These challenges really are a fun way to change things up in your classroom any day this spring. I like to have some little type of prize for my students when they finish the challenge, like a pencil or spring eraser. Eventually every team earns the prize, but you can do whatever works best in your own classroom.
Learn more about The Spring Challenge by clicking on the picture below.