Hello everyone! Today I wanted to teach you a SUPER fun game that you can play in your classroom to review ANYTHING! In my class we mainly use it for practicing our spelling words, but seriously, you can play this game with anything.
The game is called the hot seat. In my class, we use my “teaching chair” as the given hot seat. I will pick one person to start and that person will sit in the chair. Then they will call on one friend to pick a spelling word to give them to spell. My spelling words are written on the board. (You can see them in red in the pictures.) This allows the students to see the word that they are telling their friend to spell.
The student in the “hot seat” then needs to spell the word. If they spell it wrong, the person who picked the word gets to come and sit in the hot seat.
If the person in the hot seat spells it correctly, they get to choose another friend to try to stump them. And boy do those hands shoot up in the air to pick the next word!
If they spell three words correctly in a row, (my class applauds) and then they get to pick any friend they want to come and sit in the hot seat.
This game is SUPER fun and my students LOVE it.
Not only does it reinforce our spelling words, but it also builds a fantastic classroom dynamic if taught correctly. My students know that if they get the word wrong, they just have to think, “oh man! no worries!” and that they can try again soon!
Just look at the pictures to see how much we LOVE it!!
I hope you can play this game in your classroom!
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