'Haetataki' means 'fly-swatter' in Japanese. This is a competitive game that forces students to listen carefully while practicing both telling time and numbers in general.
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Originally submitted by Audi Rush on Feb 18, 2010.
- Flyswatters (x2)
- 20+ cards with times written on them
- After putting the cards on the chalkboard with magnets, split the class into two teams. (N.B: left/right side of class or boys/girls seems to work best.)
- One member from each team comes to the board and listens to the ALT/HRT read out a time. The student who hits the correct time the fastest earns a point for their team.
- The next pair of students come up and so on. Once the entire class has had a turn the round is over.
- Repeat as time permits or it starts to get boring.
- If you don't want to use fly-swatters, try piko-piko hammers.
- If you don't want to make number cards, simply write the numbers on the chalkboard.
- For larger classes, break the class into more teams.
- Among the cards, have plenty with numbers the students have problems with: 15 vs 50, 13 vs 30, etc. This forces them to listen carefully.
- Be careful of the fly-swatters! Sixth grade boys like to play with them and I've found that removing the little tweezers from the fly-swatters before starting the activity is best.
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