Wednesday 26 March 2014

Roca, papel, tijeras, evolución

So thanks once again to the wonderful MFL Resources Yahoo group where Rachel Hawkes caught my interest posting about Chris Fullers' game Rock, Paper, Scissors, Evolution. I have played it with 6 different classes in the past two days and they all loved it. 

Pupils circulate round the room, exchanging a selected piece of information eg favourite hobby, food, etc. Once they have exchanged information, they play Roca Papel Tijeras. Here's where the evolution comes in.. They start as an egg, holding their hands clasped above their head. Whoever wins rock paper scissors in each pair 'evolves' into a chick, then into a bird, an elephant (don't ask!) and finally the ultimate winner is the first to become a superhero. The key is that eggs can only talk to eggs, chicks to chicks, etc.. 
It sounds more complicated than it is, it only takes a few minutes so it's a great starter and kids of all ages loved it #win

Wednesday 19 March 2014

Building blocks of learning

After tweets from @dominic_mcg and @bellaale I have been inspired to create these blocks for my Challenge Corner in my classroom for pupils who finish before the rest. They join an array of extension activities which include Challenge Cards, cartoons and books including a One Direction album in Spanish.
The idea is that pupils can build sentences with the words on the blocks. Let's see how it goes..