Trashketball Fun!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
How do you review?
I absolutely love reviewing because the students always love it so much.
I am always looking for fun new games and ways to review information with students.

Yesterday we played one of my all time favorite review games...

This goes way back.... all the way back to when I was in middle school. 
I loved it so much it has stuck with me ever sense. 

I break my students into two teams.
Each student is asked a question.
Even though only one student is asked the question, 
everyone must pay attention because if that students gets it wrong, 
I will pick another student (at random) to answer the question.
(I like to pick the one who doesn't seem to be paying attention. haha)
If the student gets it right,  they get to take a trashketball shot.
(This seems to be the most nerve-racking thing ever!)
This simply means students get to take a shot into a basket on my floor.
My "ball" is a crumpled up piece of paper.
There is a two point shot and a four point shot.
They get decide which one they want to take. 

This is so fun because they cheer each other on the entire time...
during the question answering portion and during the shot.
Everyone is also constantly listening and engaged. 
This way they are taking in the information they need for their test.
Side note:
We have a rule in my classroom that you have to silently cheer for your teammate.
This means that if I hear noise, the points don't count.
It is always hilarious to see my students silently cheering.

Now that I have shared one way we review in my classroom...
How do you review in your room?
I would LOVE some new ideas. =)


  1. I love picking students who don't pay attention, it makes it more fun!

  2. Hello there! You've been BOO-ed! Thanks for joining me on my new blog and now you can join in on this linky party with me.

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  3. You've been booed! Don't's a good thing!

  4. I would have everyone line up and ask each one a question in turn. If they got it right they went to the end of the line, if they didn't they were out. They got pretty excited about this - I don't even remember what the "prize" was - they just liked being up moving around.

    The only bad part was that it was hard for kids in the back of the line to hear. If I was going to do it again I might do it in waves where five people play at the front of the room at a time and then we have a playoff or something...

  5. I don't know if this will really work with younger students, but I found a game on a website called "Will the Winner Lose?"