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Are You Ready for the Test? Compete, Review, and Build…Brick by Brick!


Math, Science  


3, 4, 5, 6  

Subject Area:                                    Science and Math

Prep Time:                                         15 minutes

Class Time:                                        30 minutes a day for 5 days (week before standardized testing)

Grade Levels:                                    3 – 5

Grade wide Competition :         3 to 8 classes

Whole class, teacher-led instruction OR computer lab setting

JogNog for:        Review, Competition, and Test Prep

Featured JogNog Towers:         3,4,5 MCAS Prep

Free! Review towers for grade-levels in math and science (as determined by instructors)

(Cost: FREE using JogNog Class Code PDEKAR7)


  • “Bricks”      for towers (each class gets its own color) – cut rectangles out of      construction paper
  • Large      area of open wall space to build “towers”


  • Smartboard      or projector connected to PC   OR
  • Computer      lab with enough workstations for students to work alone or with partners

Common Core Standards: 

MCAS prep questions use actual questions from past MCAS tests

FREE! Review towers align with each Common Core Standard



Students will:

  • Play a      variety of JogNog MCAS games to review key concepts for the test
  • Compete      between classrooms to successfully complete as many JogNog review towers      as possible in one week.  The      classroom whose tower is completed first wins.



  • Teachers within team or grade-level decide which JogNog review towers will be selected for the competition
  • To play      JogNog, go to and click on the “Class” tab.  Enter the code mentioned above to join a      class and play for FREE.
  • Teachers      will work with their students to complete each game either as a class (projected      on a Smartboard) using “majority rules” to vote for each answer or with      students playing individually in a computer lab 
  • After each      class completes one game, they will be given a “brick” (construction paper      rectangle) in a specific color 
  • The class is      encouraged to work together to write down on the brick a fact that they learned      while playing that JogNog  tower
  • Bricks are      displayed in a common area or hallway, giving each classroom its own spot      to build its tower
  • Teachers can      decide what dimensions to give the towers based upon the number of games      chosen to play.  A shadow or outline      for the towers can also be created for classrooms to fill in with their      “bricks”
  • The first      classroom to successfully complete their tower wins the competition
  • Classes are      also encouraged to design a flag for the top of their towers



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