In my most recent post on Warm Trees, Cool Breeze with my Kinders, I told you I'd be sharing the quick little learning game I used with my little artists.
I've really been trying to incorporate quick assessments more and more often this year and this game was definitely one of those. Can you say cornerstone assessments, oooo ooooooo!
I flipped over our "I Can" board and turned it into the COOL and WARM board.
After reviewing our cool and warm colors using my giant color dots, I pinned them to the board and told the young artists that we were going to be doing a quick game of "Smartest Artist."
I borrowed flashcards from the Kinder classroom teacher and would reach into the pack, pull out a card, and ask, "Smartest Artist?"
Then, I called on and "interviewed" the Smartest Artist (or in this case, a student with their biscuits on the floor and super silent hands) so they could share their answer.
The correct answer cards were then placed into our baggies.
Everyone was SO excited to participate and this game was a great way to reinforce how to participate in classroom lessons appropriately (raised hands, safe seats, etc.). And who doesn't love talking into a LIGHT UP echo microphone?!
It took us no more than 5-7 minutes to play this little game and the kids LOVED it!