Are you looking to have a bit of fun while students practice skills they’ve learned? If so, you might want to try digital escapes. These are fun for the students as well as a quick review to make sure they are understanding concepts taught. My escapes are geared towards first-grade standards, but if you have some high K students, they could probably do these, or if you have students in 2nd who need a bit more practice.
First, you are going to read them a short story about Monty the Mischievous Monkey. The story tells how Monty ends up in a first grade classroom. Once you read the story to the kiddos once, then you can begin the “series” of all the things Monty does in his first grade classroom that cause chaos.
GOOGLE CLASSROOM – If you are using Google Classroom, I’ve also included a link that you can copy then share with the students. They will be given a Google Slide where they will click on the links to get to the assessments.
STORYBOOK – This also comes with the first storybook as a PPT and a Google Slide, as well as the storybook of the digital escape. The first book introduces Monty. The rest of the storybooks are the problems that Monty causes – which leads to the “digital” tasks.
**My personal opinion is that the task cards are more fun for the students. They can work in groups and it’s a bit more exciting. But that’s just me. 😉
You will need at least enough devices to put students into groups of 4. Remember, Chromebooks have QR readers as well. So if you have Chromebooks, you can set up one at each table, and students can work together like that.
Need it to be more challenging?
You can always give the kiddos a time limit for this activity. You can say that you guys only have 20 minutes to “SAVE THE DAY…” :)HERE’S A LINK TO MY DIGITAL ESCAPES if you are interested.