Do you ever use board games in your centers? I love to use games so much that each Friday I write a Board Game Friday blog post on Raki’s Rad Resources with suggestions about how to use a particular game in your classroom. Normally, I use a new game in small group first. Then, once my students are comfortable with the rules of the game, and the various variations, I put it in a center to continue reinforcing the skill while students think they are playing.
Here are two blog posts I recently wrote about how to use Hi Ho Cherry O! in your classroom. Stop by and check them out to see how to use Hi Ho Cherry O! for skills well beyond counting and sorting. You can use Hi Ho Cherry O! to practice skills like making numbers, addition, graphing, syllables, and rhyming words. Click on the pictures to read more.