Do you love basketball? I sure do, and the month of March is the best if you love college and high school basketball! Every March I have basketball activities and games ready to be played in Workshop and my kiddos love it. Workshop is a great way to combine math centers, literacy centers, writer’s workshop, and more all in an effective and efficient manner. Check out this fun way to set up Basketball March Hoops Workshop in your classroom!
I do workshop every day and have been doing so for my 36 years of teaching.
I love workshop because all the kiddos work at their own pace and always moving forward from job to the next job. The only exception is, before the kiddos can move to the next job I have to see the current job they finished. In other words my eyes see all the kiddos work. I can make corrections, watch letter and number formations, neatness, and accuracy.
Every week or two I have a different theme to my workshop. This week is Basketball March Hoops Workshop. I’m going to share with you how fast and easy it is to set up my basketball workshop. I use Workshop in place of math centers and literacy centers as I find it more effective and efficient. Need to get your workshop set up? Check out how I set up my workshop, why I use workshop, rules for workshop, and get your FREE workshop set-up!
Basketball March Hoops – WORKSHOP JOB 1
JOB 1-Basketball BUMP Blends
There are 4 boards with dr, pl, fr, tr, br, sk blend pictures. The kiddos roll a die and place a cube on the picture that matches the blend they roll. If a student rolls that blend twice they can lock it with two of their unfix blocks. If the partner has claimed the blend picture,but it is not protected with 2 cubes they can be BUMPED off. I made four different boards, but I usually copy another set for a Workshop game.
You can find Job 1 Basketball BUMP Blends in the Basketball March Hoops-Workshop
Basketball March Hoops – WORKSHOP JOB 2
JOB 2-Clipboard Base 10
There are 16 Base Ten Cards and a recording sheet. Spread the Clipboard Cards on the playing area. The kiddos look at the cards and count the Base Ten on the clipboard cards and record the answer on the recording sheet. The kiddos match the letter on each card to the letter on the recording sheet. I usually make two copies of the cards for a class set.
You can find Job 2 Clipboard Base 10 in the Basketball March Hoops-Workshop
Basketball March Hoops – WORKSHOP JOB 3
JOB 3-Shoot and Score with Syllables
The Shoot and Score Syllable boards are sectioned for 1,2, and 3 syllable sections. There are 36 picture cards to be placed on the board. I keep the cards in individual sandwich bags. I make six to eight sets of the game. The word name is on each of the pictures. So the cards don’t get mixed-up with one another I mark the back of the card in a color.
You can find Job 3 Shoot and Score with Syllables in the Basketball March Hoops-Workshop
Basketball March Hoops – WORKSHOP JOB 4
JOB 4- Basketball Team
There are 5 players, one player per card. Each player is dressed in a colored uniform. The kiddos choose a team, name the team and draw dominoes to determine how many points each basketball player made in a game. I do this job a couple of times throughout March, especially during basketball tournaments.
You can find Job 4 Basketball Team in the Basketball March Hoops-Workshop
Basketball March Hoops – WORKSHOP JOB 5
JOB 5- Comparing Numbers – Largest Number Wins
A tournament bracket is used in this activity. One is predetermined numbers and the other bracket is numbers generated by dominoes. The kiddos look for the largest number in the bracket to advance to a champion. The other bracket numbers is determined by drawing dominoes to fill in the blank boxes. I usually do the predetermined brackets, before doing the blank box.
You can find Job 5 Comparing Numbers-Largest Number Wins in the Basketball March Hoops-Workshop
Basketball March Hoops – WORKSHOP JOB 6
JOB 6-Basketball Pointillism
The kiddos trace and make a basketball with a art technique called pointillism. Its a series of dots that are applied to form a pattern. I use paint with either a cotton swab, pencil end, finger, or sponge dabber. This project makes a cute bulletin board. It looks cute with a picture of the kiddo.
You can find Job 6 Basketball Pointillism in the Basketball March Hoops-Workshop