October 16, 2014

SCOOTback Thursday (aka Throwback Thursday) and a giveaway!

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What is Throwback Thursday? How does it work, you might ask? Simply look through your PURR-fect Previous Posts, perhaps a particular favorite of yours, and re-post it! Then add the TBT badge to your post and include your link below! Purr-fectly easy and simple! Your post doesn't have to be from LOOOONNNGGG ago; it can be from last month or even earlier this week. And if you don't have a post to share, perhaps an old photo or two from WAY BACK will do! Even a favorite pin is PURR-fect! Just join in the Throwback fun!



This post first appeared on The Teacher's Desk 6 on Oct. 19, 2013. I had just been introduced to SCOOT and made my first games for my kiddos. I can't believe it's only been a year since I began my love affair with this fun, engaging activity. 

My sixers fell in love with SCOOT! Last week I played SCOOT with  my eighth grade English students. This week we played Halloween Clauses and Phrases SCOOT in sixth grade Language Arts... the kids couldn't get enough.




THIRD... My fivers fell in love with SCOOT We played Halloween Types of Sentences SCOOT in fifth grade Language Arts. They, too, could not get enough of it and begged for more!






Since my kiddos love SCOOT so much, and I love making the activity just as much, I've been going batty creating loads of Halloween and Fall SCOOT activities and adding them to my TpT Store. They have been frighteningly successful this past week, so I know that you like SCOOT as much as I do! I bundled six of my Halloween Scoot packs together and am offering them at a scary good cost (by bundling you save $3.00)... a treat for you just in time for the upcoming holiday! 



Speaking of scary... if you have Halloween items (free or paid), be sure to add them to my Halloween Linky Party so we can scare up a whole lot of great holiday ideas in one place.




My kiddos STILL love SCOOT, but they also enjoy other activities using task cards. One that my older students really enjoy is called SCATTER. I simply take the set of task cards that I want my students to practice and scatter the cards all around the room- on a window, on the door, peeking out from under a keyboard, on the back of a chair, etc. My kiddos wander around the room completing the task cards as they find them. It gets them up and out of their seats while still engaging them with content. Scatter is a great activity for the end of long, tiring week!






If you haven't tried SCATTER yet, it's time to give it a try. To get you started I'd like to give you my newest pack of task cards...On Halloween: In Search of Prepositional Phrases.


Just leave a comment below by the evening of Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, telling me how you might use them in your classroom and I'll send you the pack, just like that!


Now it's your turn for a throwback!




11 comments:

  1. Your newest pack looks like so much fun - interactive + QR codes!

    cheriemae@gmail.com

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    1. I hope you and students enjoy using this pack of task cards! My kiddos played it this past week and had a grand time. I let them use their ipods and ipads to check their work with the QR codes. It was the first time we used them in class and they LOVED it!

      Have a great week,
      Angela

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  2. I would use the On Halloween: In Search of Prepositional Phrases in my block time when I have students for 90 minutes because this would be a great activity to do in the middle of that time to keep the energy going! :)

    -Lisa
    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

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    1. I have a long Language Arts blog and use scoot/scatter and zap almost as a brain break type of activity. These activities give my kiddos a chance to get up and move and relax a bit! I hope it works well for your kiddos.

      Have a great week,
      Angela

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  3. Hi Angela,

    These look like loads of fun. My teammate and I are always looking for fun ways to teach grammar. A Scatter game on Halloween sounds like a plan! Thank you very much for sharing. :)

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    1. Scatter is a great way to dispel the hobgoblins who can't sit still. I hope it works well for you and your kiddos!

      Have a great week!
      Angela

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  4. I've been looking for some ways to help my fourth graders learn prepositions. This looks like the perfect activity. Thanks so much.

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    1. I hope this set of task cards works well for you and your students! Have a terrific week!

      Angela

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  5. This would be perfect timing for the prepositional phase Halloween cards in my classroom! I use both Scoot and Scatter in my room (I just never called it scatter before - but thanks you, now I have a name!). I would probably use these for Scoot since finding prepositional phases is a relatively quick task to accomplish. Thanks so much! kocon416@yahoo.com

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    1. I hope you and your students enjoy using these cards! Have a great week!

      Angela

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  6. I would use these cards during my MTSS time.

    adecker@aquin.org

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