After our reading of "Raymond's Run", I wanted to find a way to engage students in thinking about character that would also get them up and moving since they had been sitting and doing some quiet thinking/reading work for a few days. I decided to craft a new playlist station activity with a focus on … Continue reading Exploring Characterization in “Raymond’s Run” with Playlist Stations
In my last post, I shared a preview of my playlists with stations first days activity. We used the first three days of class to engage in a variety of literacy learning tasks to engage students in classroom community building, engage in some reading and writing, and knock out some beginning of the year tech … Continue reading Playlists with Stations Are Music to My Ears—Best Ever First Days of School FTW!
https://youtu.be/MQHGe4f1sp8 Notes: Station 1: “One Word” language and art activity Station 2: Brainstorming positive behaviors to help us learn and brainstorming behaviors to avoid that get in the way of learning. (free signs via TPT) Station 3: All About You as a Reader/Writer Survey (Google Form) Station 4: Critical Reading and Constructed Response in Canvas … Continue reading Eve of First Day with Students Plus a Tour of My Station Rotations with a Playlist Twist for the First Days
Today was our first day of preplanning, and we engaged in three breakout meetings to tackle beginning of the year topics. Our administration divided faculty and staff into three groups, and we completed three rotations of 45 minute session. The first session I attended was led by Assistant Principal Libbie Armstrong ; she introduced a teaching … Continue reading A Playful and Powerful Twist on Stations: Playlists