Are You Ready for the Test?
Compete, Review, and Build. . .Brick by Brick!
Reviews key concepts in the weeks before standardized testing
Targets curriculum areas where students are struggling before standardized testing
Subject Area: Science and Math
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Class Time: 30 minutes a day for 5 days (week before standardized testing)
Grade Levels: 3 - 8
Grade wide Competition : 3 to 8 classes
Whole class, teacher-led instruction OR computer lab setting
JogNog for: Review, Competition, and Test Prep
Featured JogNog Towers: 3,4,5 MCAS Prep
6,7,8 MCAS Prep
Free! Review towers for grade-levels in math and science (as determined by instructors)
(Cost: FREE using JogNog Class Code PDEKAR7)
"Bricks" for towers (each class gets its own color) -- cut rectangles out of construction paper
Large area of open wall space to build "towers"
Smartboard or projector connected to PC OR
Computer lab with enough workstations for students to work alone or with partners
Common Core Standards:
MCAS prep questions use actual questions from past MCAS tests
FREE! Review towers align with each Common Core Standard
Play a variety of JogNog MCAS games to review key concepts for the test
Compete between classrooms to successfully complete as many JogNog review towers as possible in one week. The classroom whose tower is completed first wins.
Teachers within team or grade-level decide which JogNog review towers will be selected for the competition
To play JogNog, go to JogNog.com and click on the "Class" tab. Enter the code mentioned above to join a class and play for FREE.
Teachers will work with their students to complete each game either as a class (projected on a Smartboard) using "majority rules" to vote for each answer or with students playing individually in a computer lab
After each class completes one game, they will be given a "brick" (construction paper rectangle) in a specific color
The class is encouraged to work together to write down on the brick a fact that they learned while playing that JogNog tower
Bricks are displayed in a common area or hallway, giving each classroom its own spot to build its tower
Teachers can decide what dimensions to give the towers based upon the number of games chosen to play. A shadow or outline for the towers can also be created for classrooms to fill in with their "bricks"
The first classroom to successfully complete their tower wins the competition
Classes are also encouraged to design a flag for the top of their towers