Amazing Race – Classroom Edition
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🇺🇸 AMAZING RACE 🇺🇸 next week! Can't wait for our teams to compete! Prizes are books for our classroom and varying amounts of 100 grand candy bars depending on their place 🍫 check out my Insta story for more details! #iteachtoo #iteach345 #amazingrace #amazingraceclassroom #setthestagetoengage
The key to this being successful is organization! I worked on this weeks in advance just little by little to make it exactly what I wanted. My parents donated bandanas for each team (from Hobby Lobby only 99 cents or cheaper with coupons!)
These would be a super great option too : 12Pcs Bandanas (Multi Color)
I made each team a rotation schedule that they would do the stations in. I had ONE GIANT PROBLEM! I had 11 groups of 2 and only 7 stations. Hmmmm…. what could the others be working on ….I get to that later!
Station 3: Rebus clue to Nonfiction book This picture puzzle (just like in Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library – our first read aloud) led them to our library where they had a “Road Block” they must read one of the 4 nonfiction books about creepy, crawly, undersea animals and get a 90% above on a comprehension quiz to move on. **4 groups could do at once** they had to show me scores for initials and to move on. (People who don’t like AR hide your eyes!!!!)
Station 4: Parts of Speech Mad Lib I modified a Mad Lib just found from the internet ( a great one for this time of year would be from my Poultry Parts of Speech though!) I blew it up left blanks for the words. In a baggie, I laminated some cardstock with the numbers and part of speech that they need to fill in and then add to the Mad Lib with velcro. They will take a video for Seesaw reading it when finished for completion. Only 1 group did this at a time. You could easily use a book like Best of Mad Libs
- What is 1 mistake that we learned about from history that you think won’t be made again, why?
- How have you grown to meet our morning meeting challenges (Ron Clark Essential 55)
- Explain the forces and energy transfer in something you did yesterday
- describe a time this year where your learning changed
- when specifically have you challenged yourself in reading?
I called up team colors to receive their books to unwrap for our classroom and some 100 grand bars. Each team got called up and received 2 books at the least and “200 grand”. Our top team opened 6 new books for our library and more “grand” than others but each team received “prizes.”
We also received some special awards (just special candy – I would have done some medals, whistles, glow sticks, etc… but pregnancy got the best of me and we ended up with special candy from dollar store)
- Best Perseverance – working hard even through a tough time
- Above and Beyond award – answered questions most thoroughly from the extra table
- teamwork – worked together even though maybe not fastest but showed courtesy
- attitude – kept up good attitude throughout whole race and was positive with teammate and other teams.
- Team Spirit – wearing their team colors and making up a handshake or cheer to promote team spirit
We then filled out a google Form to reflect on our learning and after submitting they posted on a Padlet their favorite part from the day!
Here is the link to our reflections questions and Padlet. We used this to help determine our “extra” award winners and reflect on our learning!
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