Get students engaged from the second they get to school! This pack includes choice boards for the WHOLE SCHOOL YEAR. Boxes include activities related to reading, phonics, writing, math, and character education!
The set-up is SIMPLE. Print the month's chart and have students glue it in a journal. This journal is then to be used for all of the activities students complete. You may want your students to date the activities they do to help keep track of them. When the month is done, you can check it and then give them a new choice board for the next month! Easy, right?
There are several ways to use these choice boards:
1. Morning Work: Students can pick one or more box to complete each day when they get to school. To provide incentive, you could set a class or individual goal each month and have celebrations when students meet that box goal. (For example, all students need to complete at least 15 boxes, and those who do meet that goal, will get to celebrate with a lunch bunch or extra recess time.)
2. Early Finishers: "I'm done! What do I do now?" These are dreaded words when you're busy monitoring a class, pulling a small group, handling a problem, and responding to a parent e-mail, all at the same time! These choice boards are a simple thing an early finisher could pull out during ANY subject and complete a box to stay engaged and learning without interrupting you.
3. End-of-Day: If you have extra time at the end of the day, or perhaps unexpected free time in the middle of a school day due to a canceled assembly, have students pull their choice board journals out to work on. Done!