Sunday, March 1, 2015

Symbol Scavenger Hunt

This past week we learned about USA Symbols. 
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I wanted to teach the symbols in a new and fun way.  

I thought a scavenger hunt would be fun and engaging for the students.  

I bought a Symbol packet on TPT.

I used the pictures and the fact pages for my scavenger hunt.  I placed them randomly around the room. 
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First, I partnered up the students.  Then, I had the students number their paper 1-14.

The students had to read about the symbol and then write the name of the symbol on their paper.   After a few minutes (when I noticed each group was finished), we switched.  

We did this until they read about each symbol. 

The students were smiling and enjoying their hunt. 
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This scavenger hunt took us a few days to complete.  Once it was complete, I had the Flip Book (from the packet) glued onto construction paper.  Each student had to write two facts about each of the 5 symbols on their Flip Book.  

This was so interesting to see what the students remember about their scavenger hunt.  

I will definitely do this again next year.  The only thing I would change is I wouldn't do all 14 symbols.  I would cut the number down to 8 or so.

Have a Wolfelicious day!

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