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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Scoot!

I'm sure you have all heard of the game Scoot, right? It's where the children scoot from desk to desk or seat to seat, answering questions. Truth be told, this game is nothing short of brilliant! Here are 6 reasons why I love this game:
  1. The children don't realize they are being assessed.
  2. The children don't realize they are doing work.
  3. The children are actively learning as they stand and scoot around the room.
  4. The children are doing some serious thinking (reading, responding, and making sure they write their answers in the correct boxes.)
  5. There are so many skills you can reinforce by playing this game.
  6. It's fun to say, "Start...Stop...Stand...Scoot...Sit...Start...etc."
Yesterday, my first graders played their first game of Scoot. I used my ABC Order game. 


They were so excited! Before the game actually began, we practiced scooting a few times. This is a must! We also practiced how to use the recording sheet. They did so well!


This is them scooting to a new seat.


Here are two girls working hard, but not realizing they are working!


Here is our victory cheer! They were so proud of themselves for succeeding at their first game of scoot. After this picture, they collectively asked me when we can play again!

If you are interested in getting more information about my many different scoot games, just click on the cute image below. Your students will be happy you did! Also, please let me know of any scoot games you would like for me to make in the future. Leave your email because if I make it, I'll send it to you for FREE!


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37 comments:

  1. I would LOVE to have an addition or subtraction version of Scoot! I teach kindergarten so we would be doing to very basic facts. :) I also think a "missing number" version would be fun (i.e. 19 ___ 21). What a fun game idea!!

    kroltgen@gmail.com

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  2. I love this game! I have actually never heard of it til today! The pictures are too cute! I think a Scoot game based on ten frames would be wonderful! Thanks!

    gobstoppersrock@gmail.com
    Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks

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  3. I love this game! We play scoot for all different subject areas in my class and the kids never get tired of it. I'm all for any activities that get the kids up and moving around.

    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

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  4. I have your beginning sound scoot! I would love for you to make an ending sound scoot too! That would be great! Email me if you do!
    asklar@mail.usf.edu THANKS!

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    1. Alexa,

      I just made an ending sounds Scoot game and emailed it to you. I hope you enjoy it!
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  5. What a fabulous idea! I've never heard of this game before. I just put your beginning sound scoot in my shopping cart on TPT!

    Sarah
    Learning is for Superstars

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  6. This is one of my favorites games to play with my class. I would love to see a missing addend version.

    Lori
    wrlean@aol.com

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  7. Yes please!
    Thank you
    jkittils@prescott.k12.wi.us

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  8. Great ideas! I love them all! I'll be working on one of your ideas in the next few days. Stay tuned to see who wins it! Keep the ideas coming!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  9. My students love Scoot. I would love some type of Calendar skills Scoot.
    Maria
    meemsickle@gmail.com

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  10. I just put your early skills scoot bundle on my wish list...have to wait for pay day :)
    Katrina

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  11. number bonds for addition and subtraction.

    lucy_tumnus@yahoo.com

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  12. I would love math or language arts common core first grade sit and scoot activies, especially if they are varied for differentiation. Thank you.

    maureen.mcvicker@rollinghills.k12.oh.us

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  13. Since I'm only teaching writing, what about a complete vs. incomplete sentence scoot? Sentence scoot where the students have to "fix" the sentence that's missing caps., puntucation, or fingerspaces? Hope this helps! :)
    Maria
    eshman.m@norwoodschools.org

    http://curiousfirsties.blogspot.com

    ps.. we're havivng a small giveaway, we would love for you to come by and check us out. :)

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  14. I love the game, too! Seriously wish I had one long table the way you do...the first time we played, I nearly stabbed myself in the eye with a dull pencil to ease my pain! I had kids everywhere except the next seat!

    I would love one that addresses correct usage. Like much/many and irregular past tense verbs.

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    1. Suzy, I pushed 3 of my tables together to make the long table. They are not usually set up that way, but that's how I like to play. I've also played without the tables pushed together. It's a little more challenging, but they learn where to go really fast.
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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    2. Suzy, I do have an irregular past tense verbs game. You can check it out here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Irregular-Past-Tense-Verbs-Scoot

      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  15. I have several scoot games that I purchased or got free. I'm ashamed to say I have never tried them, but after reading your post, it has inspired me...it will go into my lesson plans for next week. Thanks! I'll be checking out your scoot games too!

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

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  16. ooh - do you have an ABC order scoot for your 2nd graders??! :)

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  17. I am eager to try this scoot game! It looks very exciting and engaging at the same time. How about a game for comparing and ordering 3 numbers with base ten blocks under each number to help the visual students.

    majors618@hotmail.com

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  18. This looks like fun. How about a " blends" export. Like all s blends, sl-, sp-, sm-, etc.... Or l blends, pl-, bl-, sl-,..... Or any blend. Can't wait to try it out, going back to tpt now.

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  19. Oh yeah email although you should be able to send back, just in case:
    Jessicaberggren27@gmail.com

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  20. I would like to see a rhyming scoot game. I have your beginning scoot bundle. dputnam@menands.org

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  21. I saw these in your store, but wasn't sure what scoot was! I am heading back now:)

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  22. How about a fact family scoot game?
    tjulch@mpsomaha.org

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  23. I'm still not completely understanding how the game works...could you explain it a little more please? Thanks
    Evalilycreations@live.co.uk

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  24. I'm not sure how to play this game. I would love to try it! Please explain more, maybe my kinders are rubbing off on me;)
    emailodell@gmail.com
    Thanks
    Joan

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    1. Joan,

      I emailed you the directions!

      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  25. I'm still not exactly sure how to play. More info would be greatly appreciated. Sounds like a great game to try...if I only knew how. Additional information is greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
    Joan

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  26. This is the first time I have run across this game. I would love anything math. Greater than/less than, number order, addition/subtraction with missing addends, doubles, tens/ones would be awesome!!! Thanks for your hard work. I just ordered the grammar bundle...so excited. I also have a few more on my wish list for summer school!!!

    Jenny Hentz
    hentz@fox.k12.mo.us

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    1. Jenny,

      Although I don't teach math, I plan on making a greater than/less than game in the near future! I hope you enjoy the grammar bundle!

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      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  27. Lori,

    I would love the "more directions" you sent to Joan.
    cstafford@scsk12.org

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  28. Lori,
    Thanks for posting about this game. Can you send me more detailed directions?? I'd love trying an active game that reinforces learning!
    Thanks again,
    Dorothy
    dsteiner@oldadobe.org

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  29. I think a States of Matter scoot would be great!

    kturner@gmail.com

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  30. I love your scoot games! I teach kindergarten and these movement games will be perfect!

    Thank you!

    watinski@vvsd.org

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  31. I don't quite understand how Scoot works. Please email me the directions: patti-mcguire@sbcglobal.net Thanks!

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