I'm thinking I'm going to do some "minute to win it" type games on the day before Christmas break. I'm tired of being the only teacher that doesn't show a movie that day and I'm tired of dealing with makeup work when we return from the holidays. So instead of beating them (slack colleagues), I'm joining them I thought I'd have a game day. A day where the kids get to play and be louder than normal. And maybe I can enjoy myself too! But I still want to be able to justify my day's plans and I need a little help. I don't mind going in pretty much any science direction since I'm supposed to reinforce teachings from previous subjects and introduce new... So I can touch on physics for knocking-down-things games and such. I am big on teaching graphing skills so anything that might not otherwise fit into 'science' would be okay if I can get the kids to graph results. I'm looking through Pinterest for some ideas but since you all know students a bit better than the average bear, I would love some suggestions from you too.