Friday, May 4, 2012
I taught the kids a new card game to practice adding and subtracting integers. We had fun and the kids loved practicing this way, instead of just working out problems with paper and pencil. The red cards are negative and the black are positive. Each player starts with 6 cards, drawing one at the beginning of their turn and discarding one at the end. The goal is to play pairs that equal 6 or -6. The person playing 3 pairs first wins. The other players add the absolute value of their cards to get a score. The goal is to have the lowest score at the end of the game.
If you are a regular blog reader you know I love games! I had a project funded called "Get Your Grammar Game On" from Donors Choose. Since state testing is over we had some extra time to pull out the games and start learning how to play them.
I taught 3 students how to play the game and they went around the classroom teaching others to play.
We have a lot more games to learn in order to practice grammar. I can't wait!
Thursday night was the school dance. Everyone that came looked so nice! I think we all had fun. I even learned how to do the Wobble.
STUDENTS: Right now we are reading The Watson's Go to Birmingham. It seems like every time we have to stop reading I find a way to make it a cliff hanger and you are excited for me to start reading again. This is one of my all time favorite books. Tell me about your favorite book! What is the title? Give me a short summary of what happens. Just don't give away the ending, I might want to read it.
Labels: Week 35