Somehow the game Guess Who? popped into my head. Its perfect, because you can use all of your WRONG guesses to eliminate characters in order to guess your opponents character. I don't have the cash to buy 9 sets of the game but I found character sheets that you can print out here. The way I am going to have them play is each student will have a plastic communicator with a character sheet in it. They will draw a card, made with the smaller images taped onto an index card (don't know if I have the patience to glue/tape all 9 sets-might just do a few and pass the cards around!) in order to get their character. If you never heard of the game, you ask your opponent questions in order to figure out the character they have, like "is your character a girl?" if they say no, you cross out all of the girls (if yes, you cross out all of the boys.) You keep going until you've eliminated enough to guess their character. Here is a rough set I made up already:
|the game board|
|The cards to select the characters|
I'm still not sure of my schedule yet, we have 50 and 75 minute classes, and ABCD days, so each class gets a different amount of time each day. I'm still not sure how to plan for this. Last year was a mess, with one of my 7th grade classes getting almost a whole hour more of class than the other one. Admin was trying to fix this, but I don't know yet what they did. I've been thinking of making my daily plans for the 50 minutes and then doing something different for the 25 minutes that a class might get that day. Any suggestions for this????