Back to today: I showed my classes the current standings in March Madness. It didn't surprise me when many of them knew exactly what I was talking about and even filled out brackets with their families. My whole family and their familes are doing one too. Now I don't know basketball well, but I do know how it is played and watch my son play for the middle school. I know some of the NCAA teams but not many. Basically I picked mine according to their standings, where they are, and of course the color of their uniform. He He. My girlfriend from Wisconsin was happy to know that I picked them to win!!! I'm from Pittsburgh but live in Charlotte so don't ask how that happened. All I know that is if they win, she will be putting a cheese head on my head to wear to school. Lol!
Oh back to the activity. After much discussion on the teams, I handed this out:
I got it for free from a cute TPT store. Anita's Free March Madness Bracket Her version had poetry which would be a great idea for Poetry Month! I thought I would do mine to relate to characters, stories, plays, and songs that we have covered in my class. Each student filled one out and then we took a majority vote for the main one on the board to find the winner. It was so much fun for a Friday activity! I didn't even give out treats to a winner and they were all happy. So if you need something fun that will keep your boys entertained on a Friday afternoon, here ya go!