As you know, I’m all for finding different ways to bring
some fun into our classrooms.
The challenge is that we don’t always have time to do it. Instructors
are so busy with day-to-day activities, it is hard to find time to get
creative. I like to help from time to time and give you a fun activity or game
that you can use in your classroom. Hope you enjoy this one!
Tuesday, November 19th is National Monopoly Day. Who didn’t love playing this game as a kid? I think there is some fun to be had in our school with this game to let everyone enjoy National Monopoly Day.
You can allow students to play during downtime as a small
group, or you can play as a class. You can even turn it into a review game.
What you will need to do is go buy a Monopoly game. I’d
stick with the original game and none of the spin-offs. New games aren’t that
expensive, or you can watch the local thrift stores and garage sales to see if
you can find some even cheaper.
You’ll need the game for the Monopoly money and the property
cards. Past that, we are going to make a few tweaks. Take a look at the
attached PDF, and it will tell you what you need to do to have some fun on
National Monopoly Day!
As always, try it out and tweak it where you need to in
order to fit your program.
Lisha Barnes is a Cosmetology/Barber Instructor with over 25 years of experience. She started out in a small private school working in Admissions, Financial Aid, Education, and School Director. She was a Director of Education for a chain of Private Cosmetology schools. Currently she serves as the Academic Development Manager for Milady where she supports schools and educators around the nation with continuing education, curriculum development and product knowledge. Lisha has served as an Educator for Milady’s Career Institute; NACCAS Commission; Career Educators of America Committee Member; and has authored numerous writing projects for Milady. This industry experience allows her to see the industry from a variety of viewpoints, which helps in sharing information and ideas with educators all around the world.