When my pup gets super excited his butt wiggles. He seems to have a sixth sense for when he is getting a treat or going outside to play. This week I noticed this behavior in a couple of my students. At the mere mention of a game or movement activity their whole body starts to wiggle. Honestly they have me wrapped around their little fingers. I have actually had students say "Ms. Elkins, I may get more out of this activity if we can activate my Bodily Kinesthetic learning personality." Who can argue with that? So that is when I invented "Mayhem". I call it my Get Up and Go game that allows the students to practice their skills as they move and participate in healthy competition. Long story short I spread problems around the room and the students race to solve as many as they can. They LOVE IT! I give a prize to the student that accurately solves the most problems and a secondary prize to anyone that accomplishes my benchmark. Some of my students know no matter how hard they work they will not get the most problems done. So by adding a secondary prize I meet their needs as well. For example I may say "Anyone that can accurately solves at least 10 problems gets a smelly sticker". Smelly stickers are GOLD in my Middle School classroom.
I have posted printer ready game sets in my store for decimals and integers. Pick up one skill game set or get a bundle for a real steal.