Counting Choir

Two posts in one day. Wooow, I’m on fire! πŸ™‚

This one is separate because it’s about teaching.

I tried one game today and it turned out great so I want to share.

I don’t know what it’s called, but I’ll call it Counting Choir (you’ll see why).

It is a great game for learning new vocabulary and also revising it because it’s got lots of repetition (also a good time filler). The only thing is that the aimed vocabulary has to be something in a specific order (like numbers, days or months).

As an example I’ll take numbers now.

You as a teacher start counting and say 1. Anyone from the class has to continue counting and say 2. But the thing is, there is no order in which the children go one after the other. It is totally up to them. If two or even more of them say the next number at the same time, you start all over again. They have to listen really carefully to know when to continue and what to say and they are repeating all the time.

It sound pretty simple, but it is hard to get to 10. It will always happen that they start talking as a choir πŸ˜‰ all of them at the same time. I think it works better with smaller groups, not so much with classes of 30, but try it and see.

I tried it with my 4th graders today and they loved it. We did months. I plan to do days and months with the 3rd graders and numbers with 2nd graders.

Do you know this game? Have you tried it?

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