First Day (or two) Stations for Middle School

First Day (or two) Stations for Middle School
First Day (or two) Stations for Middle School
First Day (or two) Stations for Middle School
First Day (or two) Stations for Middle School
First Day (or two) Stations for Middle School
First Day (or two) Stations for Middle School
First Day (or two) Stations for Middle School
First Day (or two) Stations for Middle School
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10 Ready-to-use Stations (with 1 bonus, customizable station). I use these for the first TWO days, and it gives me plenty to do.

Includes:
- syllabus scavenger and team discussion
- reverse pictionary
- room tour
- writing sample
- choices worksheet
- word chains group builder
- success discussion
- toothpick challenge
- growth mindset station
- skills check
- classroom preparation station
- bonus questions

I love starting the year with stations because it frees me up to interact with students, observe individuals, and smoothly incorporate procedure training, content, and get-to-know-you activities WITHOUT rambling on and on. The first day is long and tedious enough for students. It takes some up-front preparation, but you will go home much less exhausted at the end of the day or two.

SAMPLE STATION TIMING
--Pick 6 stations to use with 10 minutes each:
Day 1: 10-minute teacher intro, the first 3 stations, and a few minutes to debrief
Day 2: 10 minute rules and expectations talk, the last 3 stations (which means NO new set-up the second day), then a few minutes to debrief.

This is very flexible. Pick however many you want and refer to the Setup Chart. Take advantage of the multiple transitions to practice procedures:
- How do you signal that it’s time to be quiet?
- How much freedom do students have to move around the room?
- When is it the right and wrong time to talk with classmates?
- What is a proper group work noise level?
- Who can’t handle working together? (helpful for creating a successful quarter one seating chart)
- How well do students listen to each other and how do they treat each other? (use opportunities to intervene and positively redirect students)
Total Pages
33 pages
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N/A
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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