This is how we dooooooo it…….(are you singing that ole song, too?)
We explain the rules: listen to the whole question, answer in a complete sentence (for older kids), and keep your hand on the table until the question is read. Finally, I read the question and whoever knows the answer has to try to be the first to ring the bell in order to get a chance to answer correctly and earn a point for his/her team! Only the students “at the bell” are able to answer, and cheaters are exiled :)))That time pressure really puts their speech to the test! Of course the team with the most points wins!!
If you’re a regular at my blog or store, you know I love rewarding kids! Who doesn’t love to be recognized for their unique gifts, and who doesn’t like to hear nice things abou themselves? Some students don’t really get that at home, ya know. It was with a heavy AND happy heart that I gave my students certificates to take with them off into the sunset.
There was lots of love and joy in the room that day.
The kids all agreed that each student got exactly the perfect award for them.
What is that saying about kids may forget what you taught them but they won’t forget how you made them feel?