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As we head into the Spring, our assessments are showing a few sprouts really struggling with number identification (especially teen numbers) and certain sight words. After vacation, Mrs. D. came in with a new game – one I’d never seen used in kindergarten, cup stacking.
Now I’ve seen cups stacked as a game, but this was a little different. Each cup has a number or sight word written on it (two separate games). Children work in a group (we found three was just the right number) together to build a pyramid by stacking their cups. When a child’s turn come, they must read the number or sight word. If they read it correctly, they can stack it. If not, the next child gets a chance to read it and stack it. Each game has a number grid or sight word list to help out if they get stuck.
The kids have just LOVED this game. Each day we’ve played it, it’s the center chosen first. Oh, if any of the cups fall from the stack – and they always do – those cups go back in the pile to be identified/read and stacked.
I love when kids are giggling and playing and have no idea learning is going on. Tricking sprouts into learning – that’s what we do best!