5th Grade Back to School (Last Year's Standards Review)
Escape from Camp Emoji is everything you need to complete an escape challenge that reviews last years standards AND helps build your classroom community! Skip the getting-to-know-you and procedure escape rooms and do this fun standard review instead! As students compete in teams, they will get to know each other, and form bonds that will last the entire school year!
My escape rooms are the most fun way to review standards while encouraging team work, critical thinking, and problem solving! In this classroom escape, students will compete as teams to escape Camp Emoji! Best yet, it takes only 15-20 minutes to prep and needs no locks or expensive materials.
This team escape challenge is great for teams of 4-6 students, up to 8 teams. The best thing is, you don't have to prepare envelopes for every single team. This activity was created to be much easier to prep than the traditional class escape challenge. You will use far less paper and far fewer envelopes than other challenges.
- 5 large manila folders (total)
- 1 letter envelope (total)
- Copies of this resource
- Markers, crayons, or colored pencils
Scenario: Your parents have decided to sign you up for summer camp to keep you busy over the last few weeks of summer. You pack your bags and drive hours to the camp, not sure what to expect. When you arrive, the camp is not at all what you imagined. An emoji greets you at the entrance, Counselor Emoji. She tells your parents that you’ll have a great time. You wave goodbye to your parents. Once all of the kids arrive, Counselor Emoji begins telling you about the camp. She says that you will be put into teams, and you will compete to escape the camp early. The teams that lose will spend two weeks working for her at the camp. Although she seems nice, you don’t really want to spend the last weeks of your summer working for her. Only one team will escape today… will it be yours?
Estimated time for this escape: 60-90 minutes.
During this game, they will review:
★ Fractions, measurement, geometry, rounding, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
★ Character traits, point of view, theme, main idea, details, text features, and supporting evidence
★ Paragraph writing
★ Team work & problem solving
Identify major gaps in reading & math. Plus, get a short writing sample!
I also provide something very important for a group review game: individual student booklets to keep ALL students accountable. These are called escape logs in the game.
I've even provided a way to prevent one student from doing all of the work. Directions and special cards are included in the game to help manage it so that all students are competing equal work and successfully working together!
Don't bore your students with worksheets to pre-assess what they know - let them ESCAPE CAMP EMOJI!