Thursday, March 29, 2012

Review Test Prep Game

I haven't blogged in so long! I have missed you all so!

I was trying to think of a new way to review in my classroom when a light bulb hit me!  I have completely been drawn into the mustache craze and so have my students. The fake mustaches are always the first to go in my treasure box.

I decided to devise a game that would separate the class into teams and as they answered the questions correctly, their mustache grows! Here's a little snapshot.

First page

Each number has a link to another page with a question on it (see below). After the team gets their question right, the mustache gets "shaved" off into the trashcan and the bushier, more robust mustache is applied.  I put the X on each page after we were done because I kept forgetting what question we had already done!

You click the wee little friend in the corner to send you back to the main mustache page.

The kids loved it and so did I! I got into the spirit as well and sported a fake mustache as well. Didn't get a picture, but you can tell it went a little something like this...


I have no idea where to even begin to embed a smart notebook file so if you want the game, leave a comment with your email and I will send it to you!   All you need is a smart board and some mustache needs!
You change the game to anything that suits your needs. All you have to do is change the questions on the slides.
I know a lot of you have started testing already and I hope everything is going smoothly for you all ~ good luck to all the testers this week!

29 comments:

  1. Hi Heather! I am your newest follower!

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  2. Hi Heather! I love this idea and I am going to tweet and pin it right now!!! I will also have to try it out as I get my fourth graders ready for state testing next month! I am excited to be your newest follower!

    Andrea
    One Teacher's Take

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  3. Oooh Heather forgot to leave my email above so I could receive your awesome game! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Andrea
    oneteacherstake@gmail.com

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  4. Cute! Please send me this file! Thanks!

    Jennifer
    jseaton@mwisd.net

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  5. I would love a copy of the game. My email is tedeschi@strongnet.org

    Thanks,
    Jennifer

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  6. I would love a copy of this please, I love your blog. E-mail is schwiali@usd437.net

    Thanks,
    Alisha

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  7. My middle school kiddos would love this. I'm sure this would keep their attention:)

    talexander@fulton58.org

    Thanks!

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  8. hannaphillips@gmail.com

    I would love a copy! What a fun end of the unit activity.

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  9. Ctb828@gmail.com

    Soooooo cute!

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  10. joanna2722@gmail.com

    Love this!!

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  11. Looks like fun!

    kateslanderson@gmail.com

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  12. Caraky51@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  13. I would love to have this game. Thanks! lindamond@msn.com

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  14. I would love a copy of this game. I did a graphing activity with mustaches and my kiddos loved it. Thanks! lollar13@gmail.com

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  15. I would love a copy! I just found out I'm moving to 5th and could use all the help I can find.
    Thanks!
    angela.clinton@kent.k12.wa.us

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  16. I love moustaches! What a creative idea for a review game :) I would love to have this for my classroom. Thank you for sharing!
    sarah.maggard@meade.kyschools.us

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  17. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

    b.rogers.scott@gmail.com

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  18. I love this review game. Very clever. I woul love a copy of this. My email is bbrosman@gmail.com thanks!

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  19. I would love a copy as well.
    hopehenson79@gmail.com

    Thanks for sharing!
    Hope

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  20. I would love this game. Thanks.
    Heather W.
    hawhite@henrico.k12.va.us

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  21. I would love to have this game. Thank you,
    Lela L.
    llyman@1hsd.org

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  22. Would love to try your game, from all the way in Ontario Canada!
    andrewk@rainbowschools.ca
    Thanks!

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  23. Great idea! Loving the mustache craze...
    hkubin@sd48.bc.ca

    Thanks!

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  24. Would you be able to send this to me? I just found it and it looks like a great game for my students to play. Thanks!

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    1. I would be happy to! What's your email address? If you don't feel comfortable posting it, just shoot me an email and I will send it to ya.

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  25. I just ran across your page. I know this is from last year, but is there any way you could send I me? My email is Melissa.shaw@barren.kyschools.us

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  26. Hi! I'd love to use this for review in my 4th grade gifted classroom. michelle.kovalchick@ucps.k12.nc.us

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