Today I want to re-share a quick post and video about my FAVORITE quick and easy way to review or do a quick check for understanding.
We play a game called "Back-to-Back". Here's how it works:
Kids get with a partner and stand back-to-back.
I ask a question- usually using task cards with multiple choice answers. I have a HUGE collection of them. I add new ones for upcoming skills and store the "used ones" under my easel. Here's how I store cards for upcoming skills on my easel. Then I quickly pop off the set I need for the activity and then hang them back up when we're done:
After I ask the question, the kids use a hand signal (sign language letters) to make their choice and then turn around to show their choice to their partner.
If they have the same answer, they give one high-five.
Then I tell the answer and, if they were right, they do a double high-five and then get back-to-back again. Then I ask another question and we continue.
I love this. It lets me see immediately who "gets it" and who doesn't and the kids love playing a game!
Here's a video I made and posted a few years ago... I miss these boys!!!!! Don't mind my annoying gum chewing... it's gross!
I hope that gives you a quick, fun idea you can implement in your classroom RIGHT NOW!
Time to hop on over to the next blog post by Becca at First Grade in Foxwell Forest!
Or you can click on through to other bright idea blog posts from the link-up below: