Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Find out tonight in the Friends of Bookshare Community room! You won't win a million dollars, but you will have a good time. How the game works: The host asks questions of the contestant or contestants. Each contestant, before the game, will choose 10 topics. You have to pick two grades in each subject. The subjects are: Math Art, Music and More Language Arts Science Social Studies The grades are 1 through 5. You need two of each subject and two of each grade. For example you might choose: 1st grade: Math & Social Studies 2nd grade: Math & Art 3rd grade: Language Arts & Science 4th grade: Language Arts & Science 5th grade: Social Studies & Art When it is your turn, you tell the host which question you want to answer, like first grade math. The host will ask you the question. You will have 60 seconds to answer or cheat. Your cheats are a save, copy and peek. A save means if you answer the question incorrectly, the 5th grade helper, if he or she has the right answer, can save you and you stay in the game. Once you use the save, you cannot use it again. Copy is if you are unsure of the answer and you just choose to copy whatever (without knowing what the helper answered) the 5th grade helper answers. Once you use the copy, you cannot use it again. A peek means you can peek at the answer the 5th grade helper has, and then you choose whether or not to use it. Once you use the peek you cannot use it again. If you get the answer right, or you are saved, you win that level and can go on to the next question. There are 10 questions where you can have helpers, and then a million dollar bonus question at the end. We will probably play a variation of the TV version, depending upon how many people want to play. Here is how it will work: Depending upon how many people want to play, we will either play as individuals, as teams, or as one "contestant" and 5 helpers, just like they do on TV. If we have only 1, 2 or 3 people who want to play, we'll do it as individuals. Each individual will be a "contestant". The game I have has a die with the 5th grade student helpers names on it for when you want to use a cheat. Whichever name comes up is the 5th grader that "helps" you. The cards with the questions and answers have a list on that card with what that helper chose for his or her answer. So, the host will ask the first person a question. If he or she gets the correct answer, they will be able to go on to the next level on their next turn. The host will ask the second person a question, and then the third person. If you need to use a cheat, the host will roll the die to see which helper the contestant gets. This is how it works in the board game. If we have 4 or more people who want to play, we will organize into two teams. The team can confer about the answer they want to use before submitting the final answer. The time limit will still be 60 seconds. The helpers will still be chosen by using the die that comes with the board game. If we have 6 people who would like to play, and choose to do so, one person can be the contestant and five people can be the 5th grade helpers. The contestant can then choose a helper, just like on the TV show, who will help for two questions. Each helper can only help for two questions, and once the contestant is out of cheats, then the contestant cannot have a helper. No help can be given on the million dollar question. Remember we're not giving away a million dollars, but we do want to have fun! So bring your thinking caps, and leave your google window closed no cheating outside of your 5th grade helpers! If you want to play, meet me in the Friends of Bookshare Community room at 9 p.m. eastern, 8 p.m. central, 7 p.m. mountain and 6 p.m. pacific time. http://conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs7867a2369e0e Jamie in Michigan Currently Reading - When death comes stealing : a Tamara Hayle mystery / Valerie Wilson Wesley I'm an eBay affiliate, click here before you bid! Click here for eBay!