Teacher Review For ABCya!

Great For Whole Group and Individual

Courtney S.
Classroom teacher
Central City Elementary School
Huntington, WV
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My Grades K
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used this website many ways. I have pulled it up for whole group instruction and used it for computer stations. One thing I love as a kindergarten teacher is the 100 chart. You can pull it up and allow the students to help you fill in the missing numbers. There are two levels, one level gives you 2 numbers to chose the other gives you all the missing numbers and you have to figure out which goes where. In the beginning, I do the 2 numbers at a time. They chart pulls up one section at a time. The students then have to fill in the two missing numbers. I call up a student at a time and we work together to fill in what is missing. The students have to work together to count to numbers and recognize and identify which is missing. It is a great way to practice counting to 100 and be hands on. My students also love balloon pop subtraction. They are given a math problem and they then have to pop the number of balloons they are subtracting and come up with the correct answer. The problems get harder as they go. This website is also great for computer stations. I often have my students work on the same activity we did whole group.
My Take
My favorite thing about this site is you chose the grade level you want the students to work on. If you have a student that is higher or lower, you click on the grade that they will feel comfortable on. They can work independently. I also like that the games are at the bottom of the screen, math and reading activities are listed first. I do not like that you are unable to ensure the students do so many reading and math before the games are active. It is hard when they are in independent stations to make sure they are staying on the lesson you choose.