Connect the Dots – Great Game for Problem Solving and Strategy

My school is one of the few who are in class on Memorial day. Out of my 130 students, only about 40 came to school. It was nice to be able to combine classes with my teammates and have extra planning/packing. However, what do you do on a day like this?!

I choose to do a game: connect the dots.

Connect the Dots

I think was an excellent problem solving and strategy learning opportunity for them.

connect the dots 2


I meant to have a Connect the Dots Tournament and create a bracket! However, the game board was way to big! Oops! The kids had fun, but playing one round took the whole 50 minute class period even for those that stayed on task the whole time!

Happy Memorial Day! A huge thank you to all the past, present, and future military men and women who serve our country, specially those that have lost their life while serving.  Also, thank you to the family members of these servicemen.