All year long, my students begged for something to do on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I never implemented anything on these days because I couldn't come up with anything I wanted to do on a weekly basis.
This school year, I am aiming for consistency. So, I decided to start off the school year with a small activity for each day. These are short activities that don't take a lot of time. Good Things probably takes the longest. But, I wouldn't trade it for anything. I've learned so much about my students from doing Good Things--things they probably wouldn't share otherwise.
|Good Things Monday|
Good Things Monday. At the beginning of class, students will have the opportunity to share with the class a good thing that has happened recently in their life. If you want to know more about Good Things, I've written about it more extensively here.
Trivia Tuesdays. Every Tuesday, I will research a fun trivia fact to share with my classes.
Witzzle Wednesdays. On Wednesdays, we will begin class by playing a game (or two) (or three) of Witzzle for a piece of candy. I've blogged about this game before here.
|(Brain) Teaser Thursdays|
Friday Funnies. My kids make fun of my jokes. A lot. They give me pity laughs so I don't feel bad about myself. But, it's fun. And, I enjoy looking up a joke or two to share with my students on Fridays. It lightens the mood. I stole the Friday Funnies idea from Lisa Henry who blogged about it here.
Since 3/5 of these are new, I decided to make me a set of posters to display in my classroom. This will remind me what to play for each day. And, my students will be able to keep me accountable for making sure that I don't forget! If you want to adopt my weekly schedule for your own, I have uploaded the files here.