Just used the Science game from the Chicago Science Museum. It is about simple machines, and the best way to use 4 different simple machines to help Twitch get through his tasks. A score is given at the end. Address: www.msichicago.org/play/simplemachines. flash is needed. I use this as a springboard into an engineering lab for simple machines.
I’m a 4th grade teacher in Indianapolis, IN. I taught the lesson with Kind Words and I really loved it. I flipped through and chose some requests they would respond to while they were at recess so that I could guide why we were writing a bit. They gave really positive and supportive feedback that made me really happy to read. I had students submit their requests in writing and I typed them up that night. I sifted through the responses to them during lunch. They were all really kind, but some of the responses had assumed the requester was an adult and gave advice that wouldn‘t have been helpful to a 10 year old. The kids really opened up and were really excited to find other students who were struggling with similar issues and to receive kindness from strangers. Thanks for the great ideas! This is also now of my favorite games to chill out with at home, so bonus!