Friday, March 15, 2013


Yes, the word may look weird funny to students, but they LOVE to yell it! KaBlooEy! pronounced ka-bloo-ee is an adjective that means "destroy"! KaBlooEy! is similar to an old time favorite game! I wanted to give students a different word to yell in their excitement! Besides, the word KaBlooEy! just sounds silly! This KaBlooEy! game is to practice or review factors. Many times students confuse factors with multiples. They need practice with factors to help them with later skills such as adding and subtracting fractions and so forth.

To play, the teacher must first choose an "Expert". The expert is responsible for checking answers using the answer key. When it is the expert's turn, he/she can have someone check his/her work. Students take turns pulling a strip from the envelope [NO PEEKING!] They then answer the question by recording their response on their Student Response Sheet. The expert will determine if the answer is correct or incorrect. If it is correct, the player gets to keep the strip which earns him 1 point. If it is incorrect, the player must place the strip back into the envelope. The most exciting part of the game is when a player pulls a KaBlooEy! strip. If a player pulls one, everyone yells KaBlooEy! [C'mon it can be an inside, quiet yell!] The player then must place all of the strips/points that he/she has earned back into the envelope, and it's the next player's turn. KaBlooEy! strips are placed to the side once pulled from the envelope. The winner is the player who has the most points when the teacher calls time. Students love this game! Be sure to check it out in my TpT store! The first 5 people to comment on this post, leave his email address AND are a blog follower of mine will receive this fun game for FREE!!!

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If you think that your students need a little support while playing the game, be sure to download my FREEBIE Student Notes: Factor, Prime, Composite and Multiple!


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Coming Soon...Educents

So while I was scrolling through comments and messages on FaceBook this morning I stumbled across a link that caught my eye...Daily Deals...For Educators!  Now I'm all about a daily deal site!  What could be better than a daily deal site for educators?  Of course, the site hasn't launched yet, but it has gotten A LOT of educators excited!  So what does this excited educator do....SIGN UP!  As soon as I signed up, I received an email for a $15 gift card to be used on Educents.  Apparently, if you sign up before their launch date (April 2) you will receive a $15 gift card.  All educators like free!  Once you sign up, you will receive an referral link.  You can earn a $1 credit at Educents for every person who signs up under you.   Do you want to an account?  If so, join -------> here!  The site is not only for educators but also for parents, homeschoolers, college students, adult learners.... ----> Sign up today!

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