I return to my other office and do some paperwork. Yesterday, my office mate and I tried Fluxx to get used to the rules. I still think it is a good game to play with students but some of my students have reading comprehension issues and may have difficulty with reading some of the rules. So I took a look at some other card games that are out there and found another one by the same company.
Aquarius by Looney Labs is a simpler game. In some ways, it is like dominoes. From their website:
Each player is given a secret goal card of one of the five elements. Element cards are played on the table connected like dominoes, with each player trying to win by connecting seven panels of their goal. Action cards allow players to shake up the action in six different ways. The game is fast, fun, colorful, and easy to learn - with enough bluffing and strategy to keep adults engaged.So I picked it up today and tried it with my office mates. It was a much smoother game with less rules and very little reading involved. In addition, there is a good level of strategy added to the game with the action cards. There is even a preschool level of play in the instructions. My social worker coworker gave some other things to observe during game play: frustration level, cooperation, and I'll add in executive functioning.
In the afternoon, I finished testing the student I started yesterday. I also got a request for information from our county juvenile detention center asking for information on a student of mine that is now in their care. I photocopied the needed documents to mail out.