Knockout Archives - Elementary Education

The Getting to Know You Game That All Kids Will Love

Think back to when you were a kid–it’s back-to-school season and the new class lists are posted. You spend the night before school mentally reviewing the names–who would be your friend? Who would you sit next to? Would there be a fun getting to know you game or a lame…

5 Fraction Activities Your Students Will LOVE

There are some subjects that just put a little more pep in my step than others, and fractions are at the top of that list. I’m not sure if it’s the visual aspect, the tendency to talk about fractions in terms of food (food, yum), but fractions are just the…

How to Play Knockout

This story begins outside a Long John Silvers. (I know, stay with me here). I was driving down the road one day after school on my way to pick up my son from daycare and, as usual, deep in thought about my students. I was trying my hardest to find…

3 Brilliant Math Games for Kids That Are Simple But Engaging

…And it’s not Kahoot. (I said what I said.) Listen, nothing against Kahoot. I actually love Kahoot. I’m just a wee bit tired of hearing about it every time I search for math game ideas. Time for some fresh faces around here in these math parts, ya know what I…

Fun Phonics Activities To Elevate Student Engagement

What is it about a certain word that just makes you feel some type of way? For example, phonics just screams boring. Honestly? I blame Hooked on Phonics. It’s probably why the very term gives me a total outdated 80s vibe. Ironically, phonics are one of my favorite things to…