- Students can only complete one block per day, which will help it last longer than one day if you have one of those students who can just do everything always…
- Students cannot work on completing a Bingo square if they have other publication duties to complete.
- I must sign each Bingo square (keeps ’em honest…). I also hold on to all Bingo sheets. I have a bin for them and students go through to find theirs when they need it.
- Once a student gets a line of Bingo, they get to choose from a variety of random prizes I have collected from various trips to Walmart and Michael’s. I do make a big deal when they win. We stop class and celebrate and they choose in front of everyone. If it isn’t obnoxious, did it really happen?
- Be careful when you are putting the chores/ goals on the sheet. You don’t want one row of really simple tasks because then everyone will complete that at the same time and you will have to hand out a ton of prizes. Also, make the middle square something important/ fun for your staff.
- Include fun squares for team building and for helping each other on designs/ assignments.
- Michael’s has $1 random toys/ water bottles/ stickers/ what have you and their stuff is usually pretty fun. It’s not so much about the prize, but more about the recognition and fun, so I wouldn’t spend a ton of money here.
Download a PDF version of the Bingo sheet here.