A FUN and ENGAGING activity to reiterate the importance of following directions!
Hand this out...and sit back to watch :)
It's hilarious - and a great discussion-launcher!
Definitely a memorable activity to set the tone for a great school year!
I hand out the "test" and tell the students to read the directions very carefully and to work as quickly as they can. The key is most students don't read carefully - they just start following the directions as they go, calling out their age, jogging around the classroom saying, "I love school!," and working multiplication problems on the back, etc. However, if they read all the way through, they just need to write their name, draw a picture of a house, and smile at the teacher, showing that they followed the directions carefully.
I usually have one or two who follow the instructions properly and I always make a big deal about them and shower them with praise (and sometimes a small prize)
Resource created by: Jessica Lawler
Joy in the Journey