Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Compliment Tic Tac Toe

Some of my kindergarten students are having trouble being nice to each other. So we they are learning how to play Tic Tac Toe on the Smartboard. Everyone gets to play one round. When you place your X or O, you must compliment the other person. For example, when I put my X in the middle square, I might say, "I like your shirt." The other child says, "Thank you." Then when the child puts his/her O on a square, he/she gives me a compliment. The game proceeds like this until someone wins or the game ends.

I have also played Tic Tac Toe to add details to conversations. For example, for each X or O you move, you must add another layer/sentence to the conversation. If you are talking about your favorite movie and you move your X, then you must say something about the movie. When your partner moves his O, he/she must continue the conversation about the movie and so on.