A co-worker showed me his sticker game board and explained that he uses it for Vocabulary review. A light bulb went off in my head. My students will review ANY concept, if I call it a game. I usually call our Vocabulary review "Vocabulary Pictionary". They take turns drawing pics and flipping through their vocabulary journals. I can turn almost any Math concept into a dice, card, or bingo game. And over the years, I have bought several board games for classrooms. But this......this.........this takes it to another level.
Summer Break is coming soon and I know that the kids will get bored at some point during the 2 months. I have always sent home "break" homework packets, filled with word searches and math worksheets to help prevent the summer slide. But this year, the students made their own gameboards.
A pen pal recently sent us a care package with tons of goodies. St. Patrick's Day pencils, buttons, stickers, napkins, paperclips, and foam shamrocks and hearts. I instantly knew what we were going to do with them!
I would love to hear how you would "beg, borrow, steal, and then adapt" this idea.