This is a perfect activity for the beginning of the year, that offers some simple guidance and explanation but also encourages natural inquiry. Students should understand that what they value about being at school by explaining what they feel is most important during their day. Similar to a "taxonomy" pyramid that organizes information based on importance, students will create a list of what they do each day at school, sort it based on the level of importance to them, and then create the pyramid.
Once all pyramids are made, students will look at each others and complete a comparison recording sheet. This is also great at getting students to see how they each value the different parts of the day, and that the importance could be based on personal interests, what they find easy or challenging, or based on their level or creativity/logic. Encourage students to sit together in a group and explain why they placed certain things as most important and other things as less important. Remember there are no right or wrong answers, this is to help the students and the teacher to see the value of different parts of the day.
Feel free to print the pages and create a visual display, or present on your interactive whiteboard.
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