Dead end dating book
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic* Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. * catholic means "universal" and is not a reference to the Roman Catholic Church.
I just told them to sit anywhere and that we would be moving soon enough. I am excited to add a fun twist for when I do this lesson again.
I went through the Power Point slides, introducing speed dating and how it relates to our book speed dating activity. After all the "dating" has finished, each student will choose a playing card from the middle of the tables.
We went over the directions thoroughly, and I made absolutely certain everyone knew what to do. Students who got a heart or a diamond (red card) get a "kiss" at the end of their date (Hershey's kiss). Many of the books got checked out, and the students were really engaged and enjoyed it.
Students with a spade or club (black card) get a "sour face" at the end of their book date (a warhead candy). Next time, we'll get to squeeze in more rotations since I won't have to take time explaining how it works.
Best of all, they were introduced to LOTS of new books and genres!
Additional resources: Printable Speed Dating notes sheet (free from Librarian Vickie at TPT) Other ways to speed date with books: "Book Speed Dating"--The Mighty Little Librarian-- This one is very similar to mine, except in this one, the students stay put and move the boxes of books. This one gives alternatives to calling it "Speed Dating" and provides links to book speed dating-related printables.