Friday, November 05, 2010

Speed Stacks!!!

On Wednesday, I was taught the full cycle of Speed Stacks. As I shared the other day, Speed Stacks refers to a cup game played by many children (And adults I am sure) in tournament competitions. Prior to Tuesday of this week, I had never really learned the game. In fact, I had never actually seen the game either. So, I was curious.

I will also admit, I can be very competitive too. So, one of my little people finished their work on Wednesday so that he could teach me the game. We had a lot of fun laughing as I kept messing up on the game. It isn't hard once you learn the pattern, but if you don't know the pattern, it can be a challenging.

So, today was a long day for some of my little people. So, I made a deal with them. IF they got all their work done, then we would have a Speed Stack Competition at the end of the day. Needless to say, all the work was done on time! *grin*

The top scorer came from a fifth grade boy who did the full cycle in 39 Seconds.

I came in third with 44 seconds!

This is only the beginning. I plan on practicing more and more as students get their work done correctly and on time!

Make note: I was good and didn't bring the cups home to practice. I thought about it, but didn't do it!



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