Saturday, March 18, 2017

#SOL17 - 19/31 - What have you never?


         SOLC17 19/31 Connecting to the Two Writing Teachers community for Day Nineteen of Thirty-One of the Slice of Life Challenge in March.  Thank you, Stacey, Beth, Deb, Betsy, Lanny, Kathleen, Lisa, and Melanie.   
          
     I thought it would be fun to share a group game I used to have fun with in my classroom. It's called "I've Never. . ."  Each player receives five (or three if there's less time) toothpicks. Each time the player HAS done the shared action, she or he must forfeit a toothpick. The one or you can choose to have three who still have at least one toothpick are the winners! You can time it and those left are the winners. We used to play at the end of the day when there was about thirty minutes or less left in the day. The class became very creative as they became more experienced!

Want to play? What would you share that you've never. . .? As you see from my list,  this can get silly. And I adjusted after knowing about the students in my class too. This time, I've adjusted knowing that adults are "playing."

          I've never. . .

had braces  (so, if you have had braces, you would lose a toothpick)

gone snow tubing (even here in Colorado)

eaten sushi

worn prescription glasses

read Moby Dick
been on a cruise


had a king-sized bed

traveled to Asia

watched  "Game of Thrones"

                  

       

47 comments:

  1. I was out early on as "Game of Thrones" is the only thing on the list I haven't 'done'. We use to play this at summer camp. You could only say something that you had done. You learn loads about people.

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    1. What fun to hear that you've played it, but reversed. Yes, you do learn a lot, and have a good time with it, too.

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    2. another for the collection! liar's poker is classroom fun too

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  2. What a great game AND a great post! You've just given me inspiration for my next post! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome, Johanna. I hope I can find you to see what you've written!

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  3. I would have been out after the fourth round. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome! Hope you have fun with it!

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    1. But still in! Thanks for telling, Kevin!

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  5. I lost three toothpicks! We've played this game at faculty meetings as an icebreaker, standing up until we were "knocked out" by an experience. Fun way to get to know people!

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    1. We didn't do this with staff, wish I'd thought of it, Chris. You're still in the game!

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  6. Great idea! I lost five toothpicks, and I would have been out on the first one.

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    1. Aw, sorry! Next time! Thanks, Rose.

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  7. Love this game and am anxious to try it with my students. Yes, that end of day segment is sometimes hard to fill. Thank you (terierrol)

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    1. The time was often filled with going outside, but this was a good game when the weather kept us inside.

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  8. Great one, friend!!!!
    Bonnie

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  9. I'd be out of toothpicks, but this sounds like a fun game to play with students, family, or friends! Thanks for sharing. Fun!

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    1. Oops, sorry! And hope you have fun playing next time!

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  10. What a great ice breaker this would be for an in-service or conference. Thanks for sharing, Linda.

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    1. It is fun to play, Bob. Hope you find a chance to use the idea.

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  11. Thanks for the playful post!! I got out on wear prescription glasses!

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    1. You're welcome, Sally. Sorry you didn't make it!

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  12. Well, I've lost two toothpicks, but what a fun game, thanks for passing it along Linda!

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    1. You're welcome, Michelle. Hope you find a way to use it some time.

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  13. I lost all five of my toothpicks. I can imagine my students going nutso over this game.

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    1. Yes, it's lots of fun. Thanks, Margaret.

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  14. I only lost two toothpicks! But I was not sure about the king-size bed...I've never had one, though we always enjoy getting one when we travel in hotels...
    Fun game!

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    1. I've slept in them too, but have never had one at home. You're still in the game! Thanks, Maureen!

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  15. I still have 3 toothpicks. :-)
    I have never: cooked with mushrooms, been to Alaska, or done a cartwheel.

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    1. Oh, I lost two with your mushrooms and the cartwheel. Fun things to share! Thanks, Elsie!

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  16. had braces (so, if you have had braces, you would lose a toothpick)

    gone snow tubing (even here in Colorado)


    read Moby Dick

    had a king-sized bed

    traveled to Asia

    My never had...I lost toothpicks though. Thanks for reminding me of this game. I have never gone skydiving.

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    1. Yes, if you've had braces, you would lose a toothpick. And those who've gone skydiving would lose one. I haven't, so nothing would change for me. Thanks, Jone.

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  17. I love this idea! I would have been out with the cruise:)

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  18. Very fun game--this would be such a fun idea for early in the year as a get-to-know-you or later in the year as a get-to-know-you-better.

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    1. Yes, others have said they've played it with staff at the beginning of the year. My class played it often, and that made it a challenge because they had to try to find new things for the challenges. Thanks, Elisabeth.

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  19. I enjoyed this a lot. I'm going to post on my blog. Seems like it would generate a lot of conversation. Thanks Linda.

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    1. Thanks, Mary Ann, still in the game! And yes, it helps to know some different things one might not discover otherwise.

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  21. I've eaten sushi, wear prescription glasses, and have traveled to Asia! Still in the game! Thanks for this fun idea. You can tell I taught middle school because I'm worrying about what my students would have done with toothpicks!

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    1. And I love your new header and the quote!

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    2. Ha! We never had any trouble with the toothpicks, FYI. Happy you're still in, Ramona! Thanks!

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  22. Well, I am out. 5 toothpicks were dropped by the last entry. This was a fun break in my day, Linda. Thank you.

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  23. What a fun slice! I lost two - sushi and glasses. I'm adding this to my blog format list, and I'll share this with my students as a fun game and blog structure, too!

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    1. I'm glad you came by! I is very fun to play with students!

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Having a conversation is a good thing!