Running out of ideas for ways to kick start your school day? Many schools are encouraging activities that allow more conversations among students; hoping teachers will take a back seat or rather a vow of silence in order to let their students weigh in on issues.
We started “Think About it Thursday” to fill this need. It
turned out to be awesome! Each Thursday, we pose a question to our students and
give everyone a small copy of the question to glue in their journal.
They always have an opinion! Some students
can’t decide between the choices so they pick both and justify why.
After writing, they insist on sharing. Some students even
like to tally the opinions of the class. If time doesn’t allow for whole group
sharing, try team share or a buddy share. Have fun!
to start you off. If you come up with any good
ones, let us know!