-Summer fun sharing (getting to know each other)
-Brainstorming "KEYS" to 4th grade success
-Created our OWN "KEYS" to 4th grade success
-GoNoodle brain break
-ClassDojo introduction & points awarded
-"PAPER BALL TOSS" guess who, getting to know you game
-"THE GENERAL" place value team math game
-"CONNECT-A-WORD" team vocabulary game
-"THE NEVER-ENDING STORY" team writing game
-Words Their Way spelling pre-assessment inventories
-Math Common Core pre-assessments
-Retro photo shoot
"Keys" to "Unlocking" 4th Grade Success!
GoNoodle Brain Breaks
Team-Building: Paper Ball Guess Who
THE GENERAL: PLACE VALUE TEAM CARD GAME
The numbers were HUGE, and one team figured out the MAGIC STRATEGY(s) for BOTH collecting the most cards within the given timeframe, and instantly increasing the value of their final number. Ask your child if he/she remembers the super simple, and amazingly awesome winning strategy! You can easily play this game with your family at home, using only a deck of cards. Have fun!
Watch the slideshow below for a sneak peek at our math team-building activity!
THE NEVER-ENDING STORY: TEAM WRITING
Watch the slideshow below for a sneak peek at our writing team-building activity!
CONNECT-A-WORD CLASS GAME
1) VERSION #1: The first person starts by saying a word (any word). Each time the ball is passed, the next person can say ANY word, as long as it somehow relates to the word before. Eventually, it becomes something like a game of telephone with the final word said seeming to have NOTHING to do with the original word. As long as you can justify how YOUR word SOMEHOW relates to the word directly before yours, it's valid!
Example: Pie, cherry, George Washington, America, New York City, Broadway, Wicked, witch, Halloween, etc. etc.
2) VERSION #2: Everyone has to say a word that IS related to the original word, without repeating something already said.
Example: Pie, cherry, apple, chocolate silk, crust, ice cream, whipped cream, fork, knife, dessert, etc.
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