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Skill Surgery

Need a fun way to review and practice some of the skills that you've been working on this year?
We had so much fun performing Surgical Procedures on previously learned skills.
We rotated through 8 different activities.  Here are a few of them.
    Silly Sums  The surgeons were given equations that had a problem! There was an extra addend that didn't belong.  Once, they diagnosed the problem they extracted the extra addend and stitched the equation back together. 

Punctuation Problem  The surgeons were given sentences that had all three types of punctuation.  They had to read the sentences, extract the extra punctuation and stitch the sentence back together.

Tangled Sentences  The surgeons were given tangled sentences.  Not only were the sentences out of order, but they also had an extra word.  The surgeons had to figure out the sentence, extract the extra word and then stitch the sentences back together. 


Contraction ActiOn The surgeons, were given two words and they had to decide on the treatment by extracting the extra letters.  Then, they stitched the contractions together.  

For the next four tasks, the surgeons made a doctor bag to put their games in. 

At each station, they made a pocket game that they will be able to play over and over again.
We encouraged them to take it home and play with people in their family over the summer.
For Contraction Action, they play it like concentration.

Sum Problems will help them work on math fluency.  

Punctuation Problem- They read the sentences and decide which punctuation is missing.

Gah! I forgot to get a pic of the Tangled Sentences game.
We also played OPERATION.  The students answered skills based questions, and if they answered correctly, they got to extract a bone from our patient.

We had a fun, engaging day! The best part was my daughter, and I were able to wear scrubs.
Y'all, these things are so dang comfortable.  We think they should be "official" teacher wear! 

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  1. Just adorable. The target goals are a bit too challenging for my pre-k class but love your concept. I would totally but it if it were editable. What the students wearing as doctors' coats?

  2. Brilliant and creative way to do end of the year reviews! I also like that there is a science/medical career skill application to these. Win-Win!!!

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