picture from Keep Calm and Teach On
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Today's project: "Activity sticks" to keep kids active during the day. Just made these for boyfriend's first grade class. They look amazing, if I do say so myself. (Used this idea when I student taught third grade and loved it!) Found a template for the sticks over here at Keep Calm and Teach On.
Thought: Though I've only used these in elementary school...something like this could work in middle school...when you teach in block scheduling, some days the kids need a break from sitting.
Goal for Self: Since I most likely WON'T be using "Activity Sticks" during my 7th grade science lessons (as much as I love them!), I am going to make it my goal to make my own set of "Inquiry Sticks" of inquiry science activities that can be pulled as 5 minute breaks (the same way activity sticks are used).