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    By wingmanmom

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    "Let It Snow!" Students travel from desk to desk solving math problems. When they hear the teacher say "Let It Snow!" they move to a new desk.

    Use the Ellison and cut out snowmen (enough for one per desk). On each snowman write 1 math fact. Tape one snowman to each desk. If the kids need manipulatives, each desk should have manipulatives. These stay put on each desk.

    Students will need:
    a pencil
    a recording sheet

    We begin by writing the math fact at our own desk. Students copy the problem, solve and write the sum/difference. When the teacher says "Let it snow!" the students stand up and WALK to another desk. They travel with their pencils and recording sheets. They love it!

    I play this a lot throughout the year. The original game is called "Shuffle" played with just flash cards. I change it up with pumpkins, turkeys, snowmen, hearts, easter eggs and you can see the endless possibilities.

    You could do this game with contractions too! I enforce the WALKING part very strictly. It usually only takes one kid to run or shove and he sits out. No one wants to join the "watching" table.

    Have a good week!

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