Games and Sports
Games and sports

Today’s Activities

fab|fa-readme|

Read and watch

Write a narrative where the central action is around some type of game. Before you write consider the following:

Will the narrative be in first or third person?

Who are the characters?

What is the setting?

What is the central conflict?

How will the story resolve?

Try to figure out how to build a chain reaction machine with this fun game

fas|fa-chart-bar|

Try this!

Play this game of hex against a family member or against the computer. The rules are simple, but the game is hard! Rules:

Players choose a color and take turns. On each turn one counter is placed in an empty hexagonal cell.

Counters may not be moved except with the swap rule.

The first player to form a connected path of their counters linking the opposing sides of the board marked by their colour wins.

The four corner hexagons belong to both adjacent sides.

Swap rule: on their first move the second player may move normally, or choose to swap their piece with that placed by the first player.

Play a game of uno or war (whichever cards you have). Discuss colors, numbers, what numbers are higher or lower.

et|icon_pens_alt|

Create

Create your own checkerboard and challenge someone to a game!

 

 

fas|fa-child|

Get Moving!

Get moving today! Practice some sports skills on your own or with a family member. Throw a baseball, shoot some baskets, or kick around a soccer ball.

First, have your child do some warm up stretches: 10-15 arm circles (front and backwards), 15 jumping jacks, running in place for 30 seconds, 10 leg squats, 10 push ups and sit ups then go to GoNoodle and have your child pick a couple of PE/Dance videos. 

Did you do today’s activities?

Push the button below to let us know you’ve completed the activities below:

0

Teaching Tips

fas|fa-universal-access|

Accessibility Feature

Turning on transcripts for YouTube Videos [PDF]

More 8th Grade Lessons

Additional lessons are available for this grade level by pressing “More Lessons” above, or selecting a lesson below:

Headed to High School

Headed to High School

Today's ActivitiesHow Do You Feel About Starting High School? Nervous? Excited? Unsure? Write a short response to reflect on. Write about these: 3 Things you have heard about high school and are wondering if they are, in fact, true. 2 Goals or aspirations you have for...

Fail Forward

Fail Forward

Today's Activities Reflect on this image.  Talk to another person and share thoughts with each other.  Write your responses.Video: Will Smith's Thoughts on Failure Respond to this video. Do you agree or disagree with Will Smith? Explain what experience(s) in your life...

The Present

The Present

Today's Activities'The Present' is a short 4 minute animation created by Jacob Frey.   What is your overall response to the short film? Rewatch the film and pause at 2:35. Use at least 5 adjectives to describe the boy during this part of the film. Rewatch the...