Teacher Review For Baa Baa Black Sheep - by Duck Duck Moose

Fun Shadow Exploration

Ruth O.
Technology coordinator
Victory Elementary School
Portsmouth, VA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Small group
Whole class
Great with Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I’ve used the app with my grade K students during a unit on shadows. The class only had a single iPad available, but we were able to make it work. The students learned about shadows and then used this as a practice activity. We projected the image for full class practice and then allowed students who needed additional practice to work in pairs using the iPad. It would have worked just a bit better if there were additional songs and a built in timer to end the activity. Since there are only two songs, the repetition made it difficult for those nearby.
My Take
Baa Baa Black Sheep is a fun game for very young children. I like that the app is simple to navigate and easy to understand. Children simply need to explore to find the matching items for the silhouettes presented to them. The graphics are colorful and visually appealing for little children.