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Title: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: adventure_rider on March 08, 2011, 05:19:39 pm
Hi All,

Here's another lesson I made.  It's based on the concept of making a bucket list.  The focus is on thinking about your dreams and goals in life.  It worked quite well for me.  Please share your comments or questions if you download it.  I also have a couple other lessons posted, they are World Food and Inventions.

NOTE: I zipped the lesson folder into one file to make everything tidier to download.  Most of you will have no problems unzipping it I assume.  If you can't open the file, just download WinRAR from the link below and install it.  Then you'll have no problems opening compressed files after that.

http://download.cnet.com/WinRAR-32-bit/3000-2250_4-10007677.html?tag=rb_content;main

Cheers,
Adrian
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: Mr Oh Eu Didn't on March 09, 2011, 08:15:09 am
What is the purpose of the song?
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: Ectofuego on March 09, 2011, 08:47:02 am
the lesson is cute, but the wheel wont spin for me
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: adventure_rider on March 09, 2011, 09:44:50 am
The song is already inserted into the ppt and should automatically play behind the slide show of different "bucket list" ideas.

I just checked the game again and the wheel spins fine on my ppt.  I do have to click the "spin" button twice sometimes.
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: kaymac on March 09, 2011, 09:48:26 am
I've done a similar themed lesson with my high school kids not long ago based off this one: http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,850.0.html   
I've been wondering how it'd go now considering there seems to be a new American show on TV in Korea called "buried list" or something like that. I loved how many of my students put "get a girlfriend/boyfriend" on their lists.
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: Ectofuego on March 09, 2011, 09:48:36 am
interesting.  I have that game on backup as well.  Maybe its because this computer only has a viewer for 07.  Keep it in mind though for future reference that it may be an issue on some computers. 
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: adventure_rider on March 09, 2011, 12:22:17 pm
It's so interesting to see what the students write for their lists.  Sometimes their ideas are really inspiring and sometimes they are just funny.  One of my students wrote, "ride a tiger," and another wrote, "wrestle a gorilla."
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: sarahc428 on March 15, 2011, 12:47:05 pm
would it be possible for you to upload this in .ppt format? Thanks, appreciate it!!
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: imstuckinglue on March 16, 2011, 11:40:38 am
I'm definitely going to use this lesson for the extra class I have with my advanced students.

I really like the idea and the ppt looks great!! Thank you so much for posting this.
 
I can't wait to see what my students write.

*Update* This lesson was a hit! They absolutely loved the riddle at the beginning. They also really liked the pictures for a polar swim. Seeing their bucket lists was absolutely precious and adorable.

I was just told that I'll get the chance to do this lesson with my lower level students and I think they'll be able to handle it. We'll probably spend more time on the game.
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: adventure_rider on March 17, 2011, 10:19:05 pm
Bucket List Lesson PPT and DOC version for all you old fashioned folks  ::)
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: raskal on March 18, 2011, 08:18:40 am
Wow, thanks, what a great power point. The wheel is sweet.
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: Halo on March 29, 2011, 10:33:32 pm
Thank you for sharing this lesson! I used it for my highschool 3rd graders and it was a hit :)
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: Azrael on April 07, 2011, 10:14:41 am
This lesson was terrific! I made a goals and dreams lesson for my more advance classes but I wasn't sure how to present it to my beginners. I had thought of making a bucket list, but didn't have to because of yours, great work, really well put together ppt and lesson.
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: wbrittoni on April 07, 2011, 02:33:58 pm
Thanks SO much for this lesson plan!!!  I started it this week with my 1st and 2nd graders, and it is a huge success!  They seem to really be having fun with it, and I am loving some of the outrageous things they come up with!  Thanks again!
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: nelg on April 07, 2011, 02:44:54 pm
I used this lesson with my extra class and it went over well. It generated a lot of discussion about travelling, family, friends and even some more serious topics like death and legacy (I'm at a high school).

Anyway, I attached a bare bones PPT people might want to use as well.

Thanks for the idea!
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: clarson on April 07, 2011, 02:57:00 pm
Thank you so much for this lesson! I used this in my after school class and it went over really well. The kids really liked the game at the end (even the team that ended up with negative 340 points hahah). Your PPT's are always great quality. Thanks again!
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: turtle5 on April 07, 2011, 03:00:56 pm
I agree with everyone..your PPTs are always so nice :) this lesson was so fun. soo funny and cute at what some of my students wrote in their bucket list :) students started to really think and get creative!
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: daveb on April 07, 2011, 03:06:20 pm
Legend!!! Your lessons are safe. Like the styles, like the styles...
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: Bullit on April 11, 2011, 03:09:37 pm
Hi, I too really enjoyed using this lesson. It's bulletproof, interests even unmotivated students and useful at the same time. Good work on behalf of the OP.

Attached is my version of the PPT. I changed around some of the pictures. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: missabus on April 12, 2011, 07:56:22 am
Thank you so much!  This lesson was awesome!  I just did it with my students and they really enjoyed it.

I looked at some of your other lessons, and you're really tallented!  Thank you so much for sharing!
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: sarahc428 on April 12, 2011, 08:07:35 am
Great lesson, thanks for the post!! :). I might use this for my open class!
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: joshconsin on April 12, 2011, 08:45:22 am
This was such a fun lesson. I had the students make a bucket list of five things and write their name on it. I collected the list and picked random students to read the lists. The other students had to guess who wrote it. They had a lot of fun guessing who wrote the list. I used this with big classes and small classes. It works for both but it's better with big classes.
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: redhairangel on April 12, 2011, 01:35:58 pm
I can't wait to try this out next week with my small afterschool class. They're grades 1 and 3 of middle school, but I think they'll be able to handle it with a little help.  Thanks for the beautifully done ppts.
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: flasyb on April 12, 2011, 01:39:04 pm
Yeah, this was a good idea, thanks! I couldn't use the ppt because I don't have a projector so I introduced the topic with the question, "What's the worst way to die?" It got the kids acting quite a lot and thinking which is always good. I think burned alive was the worst.
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: jChoi88 on April 12, 2011, 02:33:08 pm
a great lesson..my students loved it ~~
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: jmahab on April 13, 2011, 09:14:32 pm
Thanks for posting this.  my students loved it.
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Post by: Jojo47 on April 14, 2011, 10:50:32 am
What an amazing lesson!  So impressed with the layout!  This lesson flowed, and the students responded so well!  Excellent!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: munkybutler on April 14, 2011, 11:01:03 am
I've done a bucket list with my students before!

They really love it and some of them had already got ones written out on little cards in their wallets.

Maybe they want to be ready incase they're given 24 hours to live or something!
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: awwerd on April 14, 2011, 11:38:10 am
I used this lesson in class and after heavily stressing that their lists should be positive things they'd like to do/see/try (ie. not going on a killing spree or having 6 girlfriends at once) my students really loved it!  It was nice to see them be creative!!
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: Islander on April 15, 2011, 02:12:51 pm
I'm excited to use this lesson, unfortunately it'll have to wait until after exams, but I think it'll be a good lesson to get back into the swing of things. I agree with everyone else, as well. Your powerpoints are amazing!
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: cberg on April 18, 2011, 07:50:14 am
A classic. This will go really well with a lesson on dreams and goals.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: kahikigirl on April 18, 2011, 02:14:19 pm
this lesson went great! my co-teachers thought it was a really interesting topic.

some awesome answers I saw from my all boys middle school included "get a beautiful, pretty, kind girlfriend", "control the world" and"swim with sharks".

thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: mike hawk on April 18, 2011, 02:16:53 pm
This thing worked like a charm.  Thanks a million.  It could work for any level it's so self-explanatory.
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: elleutah on April 25, 2011, 09:47:00 am
Thanks for posting this lesson. My students, from 2nd grade to 6th grade, LOVED it. Even the out-of-control kids finally settled down and actually listened the whole time! Its finally nice to see kids creativity coming out!
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: moe101 on May 11, 2011, 09:16:21 am
Thanks for the lesson

Just one question, the wheel wont spin for me.
I am using Office 2010, so could it be a compatibility or a settings issue?
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: shea.karssing on May 11, 2011, 09:34:16 am
"My" version of this lesson is attached. Instead of the Lucky Wheel game, we did a Speed Quiz.
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: jwoon on June 01, 2011, 10:32:20 am
I cant get the files to open using winzip..help please
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: IzEFunni on April 02, 2012, 05:52:34 am
Here's a handout for the Bucket List
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: Jakes on April 04, 2012, 08:25:13 am
lovely lesson. thanks alot, will really help with my after school classes :)
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: dmw on April 04, 2012, 02:50:25 pm
Awesome lesson...love it + I'm sure my middle schoolers will too  ;D

Here's the url for the official movie trailer:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc3mkG21ob4
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: gusry84 on April 05, 2012, 02:43:12 pm
IT IS SO INTERESTING@ I LOVE THIS
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: imasae11 on September 13, 2012, 07:56:42 pm
I would just like to say that I used this for my elementary advanced after class.  The verdict: It was a success.  I am glad that I can use lessons like these with elementary students.  Some of the topics I teach are a bit too grammarish and kiddy for my taste.  My students are pretty mature for their age and their level of English is great!  Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: Mattaru on September 19, 2012, 09:11:38 am
very rare that i can just download a lesson and use it straight off from this website - thank you, this is excellent

i will fiddle around with the presentation a little bit to include my bucket list
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: JuanCa1 on November 14, 2012, 08:44:53 am
Thanks for posting this lesson. My kids enjoyed it a lot  :azn:
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: 한소로 on November 20, 2012, 09:32:48 am
This was such a fun lesson. I had the students make a bucket list of five things and write their name on it. I collected the list and picked random students to read the lists. The other students had to guess who wrote it. They had a lot of fun guessing who wrote the list. I used this with big classes and small classes. It works for both but it's better with big classes.

A warning -- I tried this with my class and while the Bucket list went over very well, this activity did not. My middle school students were horrified when they found out I'd be reading their lists outloud to the class. I changed it to where I only read things that weren't embarrassing -- ie: learn guitar, but my students still were practically on their toes hoping I wouldn't say certain things.

So, I suggest you read the tone of the class before you try it, and possibly purposefully pick out the more active students.

I also tried the suggested 'start the class by asking the worst way to die'. My co-teacher slowly turned her head and gave me a poker face, hahaha. Maybe I won't do that again...
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: prisspiggy on February 04, 2013, 10:16:14 am
This is a great lesson.  Thanks for the amazing ppt.  Made some minor adjustments for my Elementary school students but I'm sure they'll enjoy the lesson.

Thanks again~
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: prigov on March 07, 2013, 11:57:49 am
Thanks for this lesson! I had my schedule rearranged at the last minute and this was a perfect solution. My middle school students came up with some great lists. The PPT game didn't work in the classroom,  though it does work on my computer in the teacher's room, but in any case there was plenty to do to fill the time.

Great lesson!!! ;D
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: LeaKorea on December 12, 2014, 07:39:46 am
Attached is the transcript to the segment of the Morgan Freeman film that I showed my students (it's only a few seconds worth). Also there is a bucket list worksheet my middle schoolers filled out.

In addition, I showed them this video about The Buried Life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRexWE9yBVA

Many of my first grade middle schoolers already knew what a bucket list was.
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: fbnicholson29 on December 31, 2014, 12:47:07 pm
Thank you, yes I agree too, this lesson pan was well done and executed in its process.
Title: Re: Bucket List Lesson
Post by: jheanelle on June 24, 2015, 07:41:01 am
Awesome lesson....I cant wait to try it with my students