Thursday, March 22, 2012

Let the Games Begin!

No...I am NOT in line for the midnight showing of "The Hunger Games".  While I have read the series and I am indeed a huge's not Potter.  Those who know me well, know what I mean by that.  I will go see the movie in a couple of weeks, when the crowds calm down.  But, like the "Twilight Saga", I don't wish to sit in a crowded theater with a bunch of excited, screaming teens!  I appreciate the fact that they have read the books, but I prefer to watch my movies with geeks! haha!

I'm excited for our games tomorrow.  It will be a fun, relaxed learning day for the kids.  I created a poster for "The Writing Games" (which I think is uber cool), as well as "district" cards.    I'm going to have students put their names on tickets and I will pull tickets to assign the tributes to their district.

Now, I know some of you are saying, "Tammy, why are you doing this without reading them the text first?".  Well, I know (for a fact) that many of my students will go see the movie this weekend.  Some of them are probably sitting in the theater waiting for the midnight showing as I type this. --That's a topic for another day.--  I feel like I can make a connection with them, so that when we read the book in May, they will have a little background knowledge based on classroom activities.  And they seem excited!  I can't wait to post the pictures!

On another note, I have far surpassed my expectations where followers are concerned!  I passed 50 without any type of giveaway!  All of these wonderful linky parties have certainly helped us all!  I plan to have a giveaway at 100 followers, but I have a problem...I put any ideas I have in my Free Printables section.  I don't have a TPT or TN store.  I don't create digital graphics.  So....

I may have to do some kind of gift card???  I'll need to think about it...I have a way to go to reach 100!

 “A spark could be enough to set them ablaze.”
Catching Fire (Hunger Games Book2)



  1. Hi Tammy, I just found your blog and became your newest follower! Yipee, I am always excited when I find a fellow fourth grade blogger! I completely agree with not wanting to watch the movie with a bunch of teens! I love your idea of the "Writing Games" would love to know more about your poster! Stop by my blog anytime!
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