Icebreakers that Rock | Cult of Pedagogy
Too many classroom icebreakers require students to take big social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy.
I finally have gotten the chance to remember to put pictures up of my classroom! Between jury duty, coaching, conferences, collaborative work, and teaching I have not been able to post much lately. Here's what my classroom looks like. Back of the room The objectives board Supplies cabinet Student supplies and binders My desk Exit slips No name board where I put papers that have no name...they usually go unclaimed Yellow slips are used when students do not have homework to turn in but want to…
What a great bulletin board. For a student element maybe have students describe kind acts they've shared or have been shared with them.
When students ask a question no one in the class knows (including myself), they can put it up on the Google Board. Students can bring back a written answer to one of the questions of their choice each week for extra credit, or whatever incentive you choose. They get really excited when a question comes up that they can put on the board and find out the answer to later...
Middle school bulletin board idea: "Believe in your #selfie" Have each student take a selfie and put it up with a #adjective that describes them. "Do something today for which your future self will thank you." The kids love seeing their faces in the hallway and it builds a grade-level community too.
Change Your Mindset bulletin board
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Favorite Books Bulletin, stealing this for my elective bulletin board in the building hallway
What if the most underrated skill in school is thinking? I know, that sounds crazy. But how often do we tell kids what they are going to learn, tell them what to make, tell them what tool to use, t…
Lesson Plan: Painting with Paper | Megan Coyle: Artist & Illustrator
Activities for this Lesson Plan What is “Painting with Paper?” What is a Still Life? Why is Color Important in Art? Resources Make a Still Life Collage (worksheet) Glossary Time: Two 45 minute clas…
Back to School 'Snowball' Fight
Here is a quick and really fun get-to-know you activity for the first week of school. Have each student take out a sheet of notebook paper and write three interesting, but not widely known facts ab…
Back to School Bulletin Board "Pin"spirations
Spark of Inspiration: Back to School Bulletin Board "Pin"spirations
Use this set of wonderful, rainbow-coloured recipe templates to teach your primary school students how to write their very own recipes.