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re: classroom management -art museum game


Date: Sun Aug 17 2003 - 11:30:32 PDT

<<<We play a board -like game called "art
museum." It works very much like the board game Candy Land. At the end of
class if they (the class) does a good job. They get to move their game piece
forward on the game board which weaves in an out of the "art world."(set up
any way you want)
The board is 40 spaces long and divided into 10 space segments. After each
10 spaces the class gets a reward. (a sticker, piece of candy, extra recess,
etc). At the end of the game, if a class reaches the "art museum" the class
gets a larger reward (i.e. popcorn and video, etc) If the class doesn't have
a good day they don't get to move their piece.
Since I started this, my worst classes have become my better classes at
cleanup and class participation. Since the game board is attached to the
back of a door, everyone knows what classes/grade levels are doing what. And
they will try to have their piece moved.>>>

That sounds like a great idea. Just a detail...but I was wondering how
exactly you mark their pieces. Are the pieces velcroed on or are the spaces
pockets to slip a card into or ??? How do you keep kids from sneakily moving their
piece forward or another class' piece backward?