Thursday Throwdown!


I'm excited to link-up with Lovin' Lit as I always seem to get some super great ideas from this site and author!

My interactive idea is one that gets students up and moving - 
I play a "get up and walk around" matching Q & A game for things like reviewing rules.

 It works like this:

Each student gets a card.  It has either a question OR an answer on it.  The objective is if a student has a question, then he/she must go and find the matching answer and visa versa.

Students are given a minute to read their card, process whether they have a question or an answer, and then are asked to get up and walk around to talk to other students in order to find their match.  

After everyone has found their partner, we line up and each pair reads their question and answer.  The rest of the class listens and decides whether the question and answer are a match.

Here are my class agreements (rules):

When we get back from our Christmas break, we will review the agreements playing this game.  Here is a sample of some of the questions and answers I use:

I have been thinking recently that I could use this game for pretty much any topic and that it might be a great weekly review for a concept we have been learning.  I might even go so far as to allow the students to accumulate points for correct matches to encourage students to "own" the critical information.  

Perhaps I'll give that a try and let you know how it goes later on this month.  But for now, this will at least get us started when we get back from the break.  :)

Until then, you might want to check out this great giveaway from Head Over Heels for Teaching and Fourth Grade Flipper:


  1. This is a great way to review the classroom procedures...I always hate having to "reteach" them in January. Thanks for a great idea!

    Hunter's Teaching Tales
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    1. Glad I could help - thanks for stopping by! I'll be sure to check out your blog. :)

  2. Kids love moving around. I'm actually writing my post for Thursday Throwdown about that topic.
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    1. Thanks for stopping by - I'll be sure to check out your post!

  3. Thanks for sharing! I love anything that gets my students moving - especially in the morning when they're about as interesting as zombies!
    :) Erin
    I'm Lovin' Lit

    1. True! Plus movement is one way my special kids seem to find success. :)


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