Let the Games Begin!

Oh.  My.  Goodness.  We had a BLAST today, y’all!

**PSA: We had a field trip yesterday, so we started our review today.**

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Excuse how dark this picture is…but we turned off the lights, played music, and let the kids just take in the scenery.  So yeah…not great lighting for snapping pictures. #notetoself  It was so much fun to watch their faces as they walked into the room.

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We started by using the cards from the Game Show Review Week pack I posted this weekend.  In order to keep them from looking at each others’ answers, I had them put their hands on their head to signal they were ready to answer the question.  All other team members were required to look at the sentence and silently answer it, too. And I have to say…they did really well!

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It was very tense at times… #lookatthatfocus

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Then came the games.  Turns out…it’s much harder to get a cotton ball off of your nose when it’s pasted on with Vaseline than you might think.

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But moving M&Ms with a straw isn’t as hard.  They plowed through that one SUPER fast. #maybetheyreexperts

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They didn’t seem to have much trouble with this one.  They were just bummed that I didn’t buy them their own personal M&Ms.  But they lived.  Scouts honor.

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They are also MUCH better at slinging ping pong balls out of tissue boxes tied around their waists than I am, that’s for sure!

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Even the crowd was quite pleased (and maybe a little nervous at times…) with watching our last game of the day. #bewareofflyingpingpongballs

To say I’m exhausted after today would be an understatement.  My feet hurt.  I’m mentally drained.  But it was oh so worth it.

I’m ready for Day 2.  :)

So I leave you with the BEST picture of the day.  THIS is what I saw today.  THIS is what made our day awesome.  THIS is why I have decided to just say “NO” to traditional test prep with boring worksheets.  THIS is test prep for us.  😉

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Until next time…

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Game Show Test Prep

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to have some fun with test prep!  No boring worksheets.  No monotony of same thing, different day.  Nope.  Not having it.
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So…I created something that kids are SURE to LOVE!!  GAME SHOW WEEK!!

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We are calling it “STAAR of the Show” in our room.  It’s a BIG secret right now as to what we will be doing next week, so if you see any of my students, don’t tell them!!  Haha.

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This is just the first set that reviews revising and editing.  I will be creating another set for the week before STAAR that includes writing and some mixed skill review.

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There are over 150…yes…ONE HUNDRED FIFTY cards to help students practice their skills in teams and battle it out to earn the most points.

Who WOULDN’T have fun with Minute to Win It games, table games, task cards, and Deal or No Deal?!?! I’m so excited!!

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My student teacher and I have been busy prepping our room for the fun times to come.

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This is going to be awesome.  I’ll check back in soon to let you know how it’s going!!

Interested in getting in on the fun? Just click here to grab a set for yourself! I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Until next time…

 

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