Having no time to get any shopping done, I took a personal day from school and Len and I did some Christmas shopping in Missoula. Daughter Julie lives there, and the time spent was lovely.
At school, when I asked how many of them had stayed home because they needed a day off from school, not because they were sick, but because they needed to rest, or do something with their family, almost every student raised their hand. Since I was going Christmas shopping, they asked me to get them something. This game called You’ve Been Sentenced! screamed out at me from one of the holiday game kiosks in the mall. We played on Friday. It was worth the money spent. Thyra asked me to bring it home so we could play this weekend. Indeed. The object of the game is to create sentences. In my classroom, the only rule is that the sentence is grammatically correct. We decided not to penalize for meaning…… yet.
Thyra and I played a round last night, and picked several words from our word cards. The cards are pentagons with one word on each side. You get 10 cards. Each card gives the same word in different forms, or is filled with prepositions, articles, etc., for varying points from 0 to 20. The first person to 200 wins. FUN! Your words are from our game. May they work their way into something for each of us.