Teacher Review For Gracie and Friends Birthday Cafe

Attractive & Clear, but repetitive

Kristy (GAE) L.
Media specialist/librarian
P.S. 200 Benson
Brooklyn, NY
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 2
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I've used this with a pre-k student in a one-on-one scenario. Gracie & Friends offers good verbal directions, corrects when errors are made and provides positive reinforcement. When a second error is made, the program shows the correct number and gives another opportunity to choose the right answer.
My Take
Gracie & Friends is clear and gives step by step directions. It provides verbal, step by step directions for students who need guidance and scaffolding. It provides good practice in one-on-one correspondence and allows for independent practice. However, the activities are repetitive and quickly bored the four-year-old who was playing.