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**Originally submitted by Natasha Anders on Nov 5, 2008.**

MATERIALS NEEDED:

- Items of various shapes

DETAILED EXPLANATION:

- After dividing the class into groups, have each group play Janken to decide which student will answer questions in what order.
- Have students completely clear their desks.
- Each group receives three sheets of B4 sized paper, a pair of scissors and a coloured marker.
- Ask the students to complete various tasks and score them according to how fast they can complete the task.

Suggested Tasks: (the tasks also include non-prepositional directions to mix things up)

- Draw a circle in a square on a piece of paper.
- Draw a square inside an oval.
- Find two square things in this room and bring them to me. (NOTE: They cannot draw or cut squares from the paper. These have to be existing items in the room.)
- Bring or show me three rectangles.
- Use the scissors to cut an oval from the paper.
- Bring or show me 1 triangle.
- What shape is this? (NOTE: Hold up one of the shapes you brought with you and have the students write the word on a piece of paper and hold it up.)
- Use the scissors to cut a triangle from the paper.
- Write down the names for as many square things as you can think of on a piece of paper. (NOTE: Give them a time limit.)
- Bring or show me three round things.
- What shape is a pen?
- What shape is this?
- Draw a circle around a triangle.

TEACHING SUGGESTIONS:

- Use a point system that rewards each group for completing a task. One system that I used was to give 5 points to the first to finish, 4 to the second, 3 to the third and 2 to any other group that finishes. It keeps all groups in the game.

TIPS/CAUTIONS:

- This game can get very noisy and the JTE can help the ALT figure out who completed the tasks in what order. Students are very competitive - if you make a mistake they WILL straighten you out.

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