Saturday, June 20, 2015

Active Students? Try Scoot!


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:
  1.  There is a numbered task card on each desk. 
  2. Students do the task card at their desk, and write their answer on the answer sheet.
  3. When the teacher calls "Scoot", the children all move to the next desk in the sequence, and do that task card.
  4. 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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2 comments:

  1. Sally, This is a super Bright Idea! Scoot is one of our favorite games! I love the idea of having one seat be a brain break:) Too clever!! Thanks for sharing:)
    Tammy
    The Resourceful Apple

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  2. I love the idea of adding a brain break in combination with a scoot game!! So clever!!
    Lynda
    Curls and a Smile

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