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Following Directions 1

 

Materials: One set of 36 cards, each of which has one direction on it. The direction on each card interlocks with the other cards so that the holder of any card must wait for a cue from another player's actions before he can carry out his directions. If you have less than 35 students, pass out the extra cards as well.

Procedure: All cards are to be passed out even if students have more than one card. Tell your students that they must stand to carry out their direction so that everyone will see and hear them, and that they must not DO their card until the person before them is seated. The teacher then says the word, "Begin". The directions on the cards will then dictate how the game progresses.

Directions should be completed in the following order:

1. When the teacher says "Begin," stand up and say, “Hello.”

2. When you hear “Hello” stand up and say, “How are you?”

3. When you hear “How are you?” stand up and say, “I feel fine.”

4. When you hear, “I feel fine,” stand up, say “Me, too,” and skip one time around the whole classroom.

5. When someone skips around the class, stand up and say, “Don’t play inside.”

6. When someone says, “Don’t play inside,” stand up and say, “School is for learning.”

7. When someone says, “School is for learning,” stand up and write “8 x 7” on the chalkboard.

8. When someone write “8 x 7” on the chalkboard, stand up and say “Are we having math now?”

9. When someone asks, “Are we having math now?” stand up and say, “Let’s have history instead.”

10. When someone says, “Let’s have history instead,” say, “I like math.”

11. When someone says, “I like math,” go to the chalkboard and answer the problem 8 x 7.

12. When someone writes the answer to 8 x 7, go to the board and erase the problem.

13. When someone erases the problem 8 x 7 = 56 go to the chalkboard and write 42 ÷ 6 =

14. When someone write 42 ÷ 6 = on the chalkboard, say, “Who invented the light bulb?”

15. When someone says, “Who invented the light bulb,” go the the chalkboard and write the answer to 42 ÷ 6 .

16. When someone writes 42 ÷ 6 = 7 on the chalkboard, stand up; and say, “But who invented the light bulb?”

17. When someone says, “But who invented the light bulb,?” stand up; and say, “Was it Mr. Light?”

18. When someone says, “Was it Mr. Light?” stand up; and say, “NO, it was Mr. Thomas Edison.”

19. When someone says, “No,it was Mr. Thomas Edison,” stand up and say, “I thought Edison invented the record player.”

20. When someone says, “I thought Edison invented the record player,” stand up and sing the first verse of “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”

21. When someone stands up and sings, ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb,” stand up; and say, “Now, THAT’s singing!”

22. When someone someone stands up and says, “Now, THAT’S singing,” stand up and say, I can do better.”

23. When someone says, “I can to better,” stand up and sing, “Ooooooooooooo,” in your highest voice.

24. When someone sings, “Oooooooooooooo,” in a high voice, stand up and say, “You should be in the opera!”

25. When someone stands up to say, “You should be in the opera,” stand up and yell “Me, too! Me, too!” while you run around the classroom.

26. When someone stand up and runs around the classroom yelling, “Me, too! Me, too!,” stand up and say, “I’m going to be a dancer.”

27. When someone says, “I’m going to be a dancer,” stand up, say, “I can really dance,” and dance while you count to four silently in your head.

28. After someone says, “I can really dance,” and dances, stand up and say “I’m going to be in the Olympics.”

29. After someone says, “I’m going to be in the Olympics,” stand up and flex your arm muscles, and say, “I’m going to be the weight lifting champion.”

30. After someone says, “I’’m going to be the weight lifting champion,” go to the board and write “425 + 567” on the chalkboard.

31. When someone writes “425 + 567” on the chalkboard, go to the chalk board and do the problem, writing the answer.

32. When someone writes the answer to “425 + 567” on the chalkboard, say, “We use math every day of our lives.”

33. When someone says, “We use math every day of our lives,” say, “Yes, and we use reading, too!”

34. When someone says, “Yes, and we use reading, too!” Say, “Do we need to write every day?”

35. When someone says, “Do we need to write every day?” so”You bet, especially when we’re in school!”

36. When someone says, “You bet, especially when we’re in school!” stand up and say, “Guess what, the game is over!”

 

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