Wintermute here bringing you your seasonal scoop of Smartr. Naw, I’m just kidding, what if this site was called Smartr, would you still come? This is Dumbr in the Classroom and we have been learning about Event ideas for your students. Here is one of my all time favorites that can be done with any age group.
O: Each class will write a story, just one story, the same story. However each class will be responsible for a separate part of the story. Meaning: Class 1 will provide the intro, when they are finished they will pass the story off to the next class. They read it, then class 2 provides the middle, pass it off and class 3 ends it. Of course if you have more classes (which you will) you can separate it into more parts. Or just simply write separate stories.
O: You should write/type the story on a large A4 piece of paper. Make it pretty, and throw it up on the wall outside your class for all to read. When every class is finished each student can go through the hall and chronologically read the story in order from start to finish.
O: I don’t think I have to tell you but this is a wonderful way to get your kids speaking in only English and has them working with other classes to make one final project. And being able to see their work on the walls of the school will make them more than proud. It doesn’t have to be done in one day, or week for that matter, you can pace it out so other teachers can work it in their schedule as well.
O: Truth be told, this is how some Final Fantasy games are written. One Author will write the beginning, and then another does the middle, so on and so forth until you have a convoluted adventure through space and time with a random nonsensical final boss that was never mentioned anywhere else in the story (Looking at you Zeromus).
That ends our segment on Dumbr Events, the next Segment is Korean Holidays and how they greatly affect your classroom. We will start that on Sunday, but to end the week, tomorrow we will discuss the most treaded day of a teachers life, “Open House”. Be prepared.
Your Final Fantasy Fan,Wintermute