Well, it was. For the fourth graders who came!
We had our last push before Reading and Math STAAR testing this week.
We invited 50 of our students who could use a little more motivation before the test and rotated them through 30 minute long sessions to review some skills that we knew they needed some help with. We made them hands-on and fun. We spent from 8-12 each day, so students were exposed to 3 math and 3 reading activities each day.
I planned the reading activities. I knew right where to go to get components for a couple of great games.
We played fact/opinion basketball with Rachel Lynnette's great task cards.
I created a 2 point line and a 3 point line on the floor with masking tape. I divided the group into 2 teams. The kids got to shoot a Dollar Tree soft ball into a trashcan from one of the lines after correctly answering a question. They loved this activity!
We also played a board game with some more of Rachel's task cards. For this one, we used the author's purpose cards.
I made game boards from her freebie game board download. Isn't this board cute? I found some fun little birds at Dollar Tree to use as game pieces.
I own tons of Rachel's task cards and we use them in so many ways in my class. Go check out her blog and see how others have used them, too!