Homeworkopoly - Time Consuming?

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  1. JTeach619

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    My kids played Homeworkopoly today for the first time this year, and I have to say they LOVE it! I already have a little girl "occupying" my desk on Tuesday :lol: The only problem I noticed is that it is a bit time consuming for the kids to come up and take a turn (I called them up by table, I have 3 tables of 8 kids each). The rest of the class was a bit noisy while the students participating took their turns. My question for those of you who use this game in your class is, how do you manage the kids while playing? How long does it take you to get all students to play? Please let me know because I can't afford to spend so much time on it every Friday!
     
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    No one will be playing this Monday-apparently we have to work on turning our work in! Ha! I guess it will take us approx. ZERO minutes to play....
     
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    We played for the first time today (I posted about it on another thread) and this was a concern of mine. I did 3-5 students at a time and used it as "bait" - i.e. as soon as we finish our grammar lesson today, 4 more students will have a turn and I pulled sticks out of a cup to determine their order. If the other students started talking - I ended the round and we went back to work. It took up about 25 minutes spread through out the day - I think it's worth it if it gets them to do their homework! I too, have a student occupying my desk on Tuesday - I even cleaned it off for her:lol:
     
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    One of my class jobs is Game Show Host. That student calls the other students back, checks for parent signature on their planners and watches them roll. The Game Show Host will also give them their prize/coupon for a prize. It takes about 20 minutes and it is done during morning work time.

    We've been doing it every morning.
     
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    I only do it on Friday for those who had all of their homework completed AND they followed directions. I gave them each two rolls. They loved it! This is the first time I've used it. It didn't take but about 15 minutes at the end of the day. I also listed prizes other than material ones....sit at the teachers desk all day (unless I need it for a minute or two); give AR tests; I only allow students to buy ice cream on Fridays if they aren't in trouble for behavior...so I put one of my prizes as "buy ice cream every day for a week!" They were really impressed with that one! I just thought of another one...conduct the weekly spelling bee. They will love that one too.

    I also love the idea posted here about using if for "bait " I may try that next week. I think it may help them transition more quicily!
     
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    I did it for the first time on Friday. Surprisingly, it only took about 10-15 minutes at the end of the day. Other students were reading independently as I called up one student at a time to play. My "banker" recorded the prize that each student earned on a little spreadsheet. I was happy that it went so smoothly. I think in the future, I'll do it during Fun Friday so that I'm not interrupting/distracting the kids from their reading.
     
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    I went to the site this morning to print off more chance cards, and there was a problem with the file. I don't know if it is my computer or the file...anyone else have a problem with it?
     
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    I do something similar. I get the class busy with an assignment or free reading time or whatever and call kids back one at a time if they have earned a turn. Yesterday was kind of challenging because they are all excited and want to see what their friends are doing, but once the kids are used to the routine and know how to play the game it only takes about 10-15 minutes depending on how many children have turned their homework in on time.
     
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    It's always seemed neat to me, but this year, our school is doing a money system where students get paid for certain things (including homework) daily.
     
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    You have a school-wide system in place?
     

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