Here are 5 simple yet adorable ways to channel the excitement about the Super Bowl into learning

and have lots of fun!

1.

Making Words
football touchdown

2.

Behavior management tools
move that football down the field! Spell “Touchdown”

3. Compound words (with football words) field goal, touchdown, football, super bowl… 4. Fractions and Symmetry with football brownies Just in case you want to check out a few other cute ideas, Making Learning Fun has a list of ideas for the super bowl as well!
http://www.makinglearningfun.com/themepages/FootballSuperbowl.htm

Super Bowl 2011 Research and Predictions

1.

Which two teams are playing in Super Bowl 2011? ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________

2. In which state and city are the teams located? ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ 3. Who do you think will win the game? ___________________________________________ 4. Write a sentence that tells about your prediction about the final score? ____________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________

In which city/state will the teams play this year? ___________________________________________
Locate the home of the two teams and where the game will take place Then label the map.
Key:

I purchased these last weekend from Walmart for $1.50. box. There are 6 in each They were on sale, and

even though I didn’t quite know how I wanted to use them, I grabbed them anyway! We’ll use them to You can also discuss fractions and symmetry during our math lessons! use them for measurement. If you have someone in

your class with a “chocolate” allergy, you can also substitute the white snack cakes. Behavior Management Tools 1. Make your own mini-football field either for the whole class or for each table/group. best, move their football down the field. 2. Spell “Touchdown” This one is for the entire Each time they follow directions well and do their

class.

When students do a great job, add a new

letter to the word.

When they spell the whole

word they can earn a prize or treat!

t u

o c

h o n

d w

Making Words-Touchdown (print a copy of the footballs from the behavior management resource). Here are a list of possible words: are many more! to, do, down, out, dot, hot, cow, no, not, cut, hut, own, town, chow…there

Making Words-football

f o

o t

b l
too, boot, bat

a l

Possible words-foot, ball, to, all, fall, tall, lab, tab,

I found the next activity from kidsdomail.com and thought it was cute. their own helmet and write about it.

The students can design

Compound Words

foot

ball

touch

down

field

goal

super

bowl

quarter

back

kick

off

over

time

end

zone

cheer

leader

time

out

play

off

side

line

I must say that even though I’m not a huge fan of football, I think my kids will love these activities!

This mini-unit is dedicated to my girls (Colleen and Jasmine) who were cheering for the Bears (and another team which will remain unknown)!

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