Kids Across Teachers Down is a sibling of the nation’s fastest growing family crossword game Kids Across Parents Down. An excellent educational resource serving kids from pre-k to sixth grade, Kids Across Teachers down (KATD) is a unique concept that puts the child in the center of the learning process when both used at home and in the classroom. The puzzles are fun and imaginative, engaging students, parents and teachers while building critical skills including:
Kids Across Teachers Down was recently piloted in New Jersey with the help of Kidsville News!
Lynne Berman, Editor of the Camden edition reported the following:
"During a visit to Judy Fusco’s fourth-grade classroom at Van Zant Elementary School in Evesham Township, we were able to observe KATD in action. A group of students were working collaboratively on the ActivBoard to solve the Planet Crossword. There was active discussion about the clues and possible answers and the students were able to solve the entire puzzle in less than 30 minutes."
“I found the curriculum-based puzzle to be very useful and engaging. I especially like that students can connect and recall prior knowledge while working together. I was impressed that they even solved some of the teacher clues that were challenging,” said Fusco. One student commented that the puzzle “helps us to learn about subjects.” Another shared that “It helps with our spelling and even math skills as we have to count the spaces to help solve the clues.” Everyone agreed that doing the crossword on the ActivBoard was a fun group activity that allowed them to communicate with each other and share ideas in an interactive way.
We are so delighted to bring Kids Across Teachers Down to your school. The response is phenomenal as educators seek new ways to bring entertaining educational tools to their students. Kids Across Teachers Down makes it easy for schools to become involved. Simply click contact us to order your copies or contact Jan Buckner Walker at 312.520.5273. You can also follow Kids Across Parents Down on Facebook and Twitter.