WARNING NOTE: I was told by a reader-friend that many are coming here to simply "BUY" the scavenger hunt. IF you are one of those, you can simply bypass my blog entry (below) and click the link at the bottom of this post :) My blog entry simply tells about the experience and how to do it yourself!
Love my readers, they keep me so filled in!!! LOL
So today we just did an activity in Spanish 2 that was probably without a doubt, one of my most favorite things we have done in my six years of teaching. I like to pride myself that my students (I believe) tend to "like" my class. I TRY to always keep it very engaging and "fun" for the kids.
I love shows like the Amazing Race, and I am sucker for a good Scavenger Hunt....hmm, maybe I am just competitive. Anyways, I wanted to build a fun scavenger hunt for the kids and I finally pushed myself to do all the ground work behind it to get it going.
My Spanish 2 kiddos were in the process of learning the "Ir" verb past tense preterite: Fui, fuiste, fue, fuimos, fueron. (If you are a different language teacher, this means: I went, you went, he/she went, we went, and they/you all went). I thought it would be fun to incorporate those words into popular places around the school and use a QR Code Reader where the Spanish isn't just randomly wrote on a piece of paper, taped on a wall. A little more, Sherlock Holmes ;)
I went to this cool website: http://www.classtools.net/QR/
You can make your own QR Codes! How fun! So I went to word, and created 10 sentences using "Ir" preterite and popular places around the school. I then went in and entered my sentences. (Be sure to read the directions. There is a certain way they must be entered). After that, I saved all my qr bar codes it produced and put them on one big word document (make sure to put in order)
(At this time, I would personally download the QR Code Reader on your own phone. It's free!)
After that, I simply printed the qr codes (keep them in order), and I would even write a little # of each qr code in the top corner or on the back. I wouldn't write it big enough the students can see it, go out of order, and write down the translation.
Also, make a worksheet where your students can write down each translation or you can have them use their own paper.
It was SOOO much fun!
The winning team:
Here is the link to my game if you don't want to do all the work to create the game: