This package contains:
-5 Months of Weekly Visual Writing Prompts for Critical Thinking
-1 School Year of Daily "Would you rather?" Questions
-1 Impossible Puzzle Ice Breaker Challenge
-40 Stick Figure Yoga Pose Cards for Brain Breaks
Weekly Visual DQ's: Use these as weekly bellringers to warm student's brains up the moment they walk through the door. Integrate these discussion questions into your interactive notebooks or have students communicate through platforms like Schoology and Google Classroom for "live" debates! This is an amazingly powerful way to encourage creative writing expression in your students no matter your content area! These DQ's are a great classroom management strategy and result in the boosting of student engagement and following of expectations. Allow yourself to build rapport with students by picking their brains on subjects like philosophy, science, humanity, space travel, energy, ethics and so much more! See how it can transform your classroom into a safe and supportive community of fresh and unique ideas.
The "Would You Rather" questions: are an excellent way to gain student engagement the moment students walk through your door. It is a way to build rapport and promote positive peer interactions in your classroom environment. These WYR questions range from seriously thought provoking to humorous and strange! You and your students will love getting to know each other with this daily practice. All facilitation instructions are included!
The yoga pose cards: Sitting still can be tough even for the most disciplined of us! Help your students increase their blood flow to the brain by implementing these 40 simple yoga stretches into your daily routine. Brain-Breaks are proven to help students retain more information when given at the right time for the right amount of time! Whenever you see the lights go off in your students eyes, don't get frustrated....instead, have a student chose a yoga pose card of the day and practice the pose for 3 minutes! You will be amazed at how much this helps students and how quickly they jump back into their learning after stretching! These adorable little stick figures will lead your students through 40 "safe for class" yoga poses and rejuvenate the learning process! Make sure you get your daily pose practice in too, teachers!!
The Impossible Puzzle: THIS WILL STUMP YOUR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS MORE THAN YOUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS. I guarantee it!!!You will absolutely love this challenging and engaging ice breaker or time filler activity! This resource can be used in any subject area and is great for all ages K-12!!
**Teacher Guides are provided for these resources. Visit my blog post to see more great daily classroom community building strategies and have a classroom that students LOVE to be in and a part of!
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