Now part of my Back to School Bundle
Gather information without saying a word!! Get to know students based on how they rank statements on a 5point scale from strongly disagree to strongly agree. Chose from the 204 statements or customize your own for a game unique to each student.
204 Color and Black + White Statement Flowers
Blank Statement Flowers (Color and Black + White)
6 Ranking Labels (Color and Black + White)
Print on card stock for durability, laminate, cut apart, and glue to popsicle sticks to create Flower Statements.
Place Ranking Labels in 6 different areas/containers to create ranking system.
1) Chose the specific statement flowers your want to utilize with the student. Choices depend on the reasoning behind your time together and time restrictions.
2) Explain the system of ranking to the student. Make sure they understand the words agree and disagree and understand the differences between the six ranking areas.
3) Explain the “Flower Patch”. This area is reserved for statement flowers the student isn’t quite ready to deal with. We send those statement flowers back to the flower patch so they can have time to grow a bit more. If we’re lucky, sometime soon the flower patch flowers will be ready to be ranked. Be prepared to explain words written on the statement flowers to students if necessary.
4)Once the student fully understands, have them pick a statement flowers one at the time and read the statement out loud. Have them think about how much they agree or disagree with the statement. Have them drop their statement into the appropriate flower pail (any designated container/space).
In the end you will know a whole lot more about what the child thinks and feels. When appropriate, revisit anything that surprised or worried you.
I hope you and your student get to know each other better by playing this game.
The Crafty Counselor