Month: January 2017

And the Excitement Grows!

I am so excited to be learning from Marian Small tomorrow at her Math Leadership institute. I have been very grateful for the learning opportunities I have had with Kristin Phillips, a lead math learner in the WRDSB, and I hope to add to my knowledge bank with Marian Small tomorrow. I have never felt…

Tales from the Past: Kindergarten

Early in my career, I was OTing (supply teaching) in a Kindergarten class when a little girl came up to me and asked if I could hold her hair elastic. Being naive, I said “Of Course”. As she placed it in my hand, I noticed it was wet. I asked her what happened. Her response,…

Codenames – The Next Day

I continue to be impressed by the conversation that Codenames is eliciting in my students. Hearing the discussion on a clue of “Birds:5” was interesting to see how they could connect it to as many cards as possible. I also added in the “0” clue, where I tell them at least one card/concept that is…

What’s in a Name?

Name Codenames and Codenames Pictures Players 2 – Lots Play Time 5 – 20 minutes per round Game Style Group Play/Discussion, Clue Giving, Connection Making Codenames is a great party game that makes you consider how different words or pictures relate to each other. You are a codemaster, in a race to reveal your spy…