It's time for another Bright Ideas Link up!
Several of my blogging friends and I get together once a month to link up great ideas!
Today I'm sharing a game that helped me through those last hectic weeks of school where the kiddos just couldn't concentrate on much of anything...Scoot!
All you need to play scoot is a set of task cards (I know we all have plenty of those!) an answer sheet, and some desks or tables.
In the picture above, we put the desks into a big square, which is perfect for scoot, but rows, tables, or sets of desks in any arrangement can work. You just need to set a pattern for movement.
The basis of the game:
- There is a numbered task card on each desk.
- Students do the task card at their desk, and write their answer on the answer sheet.
- When the teacher calls "Scoot", the children all move to the next desk in the sequence, and do that task card.
- Children continue to "scoot" from desk to desk until all cards have been completed.
After completion, I usually let the children self-correct while we go over the cards. (Self correcting with highlighters makes it more fun!)
For added fun for squirmy kids, replace one of the task cards with a brain break. My kids LOVE brain breaks, and look forward to that part of scoot!
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