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Old 07-05-2006, 05:05 AM
 
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Does anyone have ways that you have modified homeworkopoly in the past? I'm thinking of using it this year, and am just looking for some ways to make it work. Thanks!


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Old 07-05-2006, 05:22 AM
 
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In the past I used Homeworkopoly daily. This year I plan on using it weekly. On Friday, if students returned all of their homework for the week, they will get to play. It takes away the instant gratification but for time purposes, it has to be this way.

I suggest using it......my students LOVED it and still remember it years later.
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Old 07-05-2006, 05:52 AM
 
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I have used this for the past two years and the students LOVE it. I make my own rewards because some of the ones are too young for my fifth graders or they are not something I am willing to do.

We play on Mondays if you have turned in all of your homework for the previous week. (Students that have an unexcused absence are not allowed to play.) MOnday is a good day because if I need the weekend to sort through something, I have the time. Fridays are just not good for me.

The first day of school I take a picture of each kid with my digital camera and then print them out. (I use their heads as tokens.)

After I had the board laminated, I put 2 small pieces of velcro tape on each space on the board. (Because your often have more than one student on a space at a time.) If I have more than 2, we just use tape. One the back of their heads, I have the other half of the velcro. It works out really well because I never have to pick any heads up off the floor!

~I do need to make a new board this year because I had it positioned in my classroom where a light was constantly on it and it faded to a yucky yellow orange.~

I make it one of the classroom jobs for the week. The students do it all. The child playing gets to roll the dice, but the one with the job moves all the heads, and instructs the students to draw their card, etc. I got some of those bright plastic enveleopes from the dollar tree and put the community chest and chance cards in there. That way SOMEONE other than the teacher monitors it and they play fair!

I also let my students name the squares the first day of school.

It has been a great homework motivater. They have the opportunity to earn prizes or privelages weekly.

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Old 07-05-2006, 07:26 AM
 
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I have modified the game to use with my behavior management system. I call it the Lily Pad Game, as my theme is frogs. You can see a picture on my site under bulletin boards, and download my patterns under classroom management.

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http://staffweb.peoriaud.k12.az.us/Teresa_Wilson
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:07 AM
 
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I used Homeworkopoly one year, and was trying to do it every day. I couldn't keep up with it for 22-27 students, so I stopped using it. I like the idea of doing it once a week if you have turned in all of your homework. I think fourth graders would like that. I also like the idea of creating one for behavior.

How about doing one for reading? Everytime the student reads a book, or passes an AR test on a book he/she gets to play. You could label the streets as famous authors, genres, book series, etc.


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Old 07-05-2006, 03:38 PM
 
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Hi! I also use it and love it. With my 2nd graders, I use it daily for the first two weeks, then three times a week, then twice a week, finally to our once a week. I think it helps them get excited about it. I do have it as a classroom job which makes the management of it much easier. I put magnetic strips on mine and use the round magnets with numbers painted on them. (I number my students in ABC order by last name.) I've been able to use the same magnets for three years now. I have it on the front of my desk which is typically wasted space.

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