I seldom find students who beg to sit and do worksheets all day long. Of course they are needed occasionally, but we all remember those teachers back “in the day” who told us to read the chapter, finish the packet of worksheets, test on Friday, don’t bother me. I have found that my day and their learning is so much better with just a simple game that takes very little effort or time.
It’s called “Bazinga” for absolutely no reason. I found this game on the internet, and I kept the name because I am a huge fan of Sheldon Cooper!!! The game I found was written for elementary school, and I found some of the cards too young for my eighth-grade students. The elementary game involved “crab-walking” around the classroom three times or doing twenty jumping jacks. My eighth-grade students simply didn’t want the physical challenges……it is all about the numbers and winning the game for these guys!!!!!
Let the games begin!!!! Use it for any and every reason!!! It works for review work, worksheets, vocabulary exercises, you name it!!! I’m asked every week, “When are we playing Bazinga?” The funny part of it all………it has nothing to do with the show or Sheldon or Bazinga – it’s just the name on the one card they want drawn for their team.
January, 2015- I added a free product in my store. It's a frame for questions for your smart board.