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Bola de Números
Bola de Números
Tom Harkins
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

We play a lot of games in Spanish class. One of our favorites is Bola de Números (Number Ball). Students are randomly chosen to play, and they win when they score 4 points with 3 throws. When students win, they become "Champions", "Super Champions", "Super Duper Champions", and finally "Legends" (we don't have any legends yet :). 

This game is a lot of fun (especially when we get a winner), and it also gives us an opportunity to use a plethora of high-frequency words and structures, including, but not limited to:

quiere ganar - wants to win,

tiene x puntos/tiros - has x points/throws, 

necesita x puntos - needs x points,

puede ganar - can win,

está nervioso - is nervous, and

ha jugado - has played.

This game is one example of how we use games, songs, and other activities to interact with Spanish in fun and compelling ways. Hopefully, we'll find a "legend" in one of our classes soon!