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Need Something to Break up the Afternoon
Old 12-04-2018, 03:24 PM
 
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My Afternoons are long this year. I am looking for something daily that will be a little fun and break up the afternoon a bit. Low prep is a plus. Any ideas??? We do go noodle already.


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Old 12-08-2018, 08:21 AM
 
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You could try doing Show and Tell at this time. Students look forward to it and are excited to see what their classmates bring in. Plus, it can be done quickly and is great for breaking up a long task.
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Old 12-08-2018, 08:27 AM
 
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There is website that has 4 different things and you can advocate different reasons why one doesn't belong. Kids go to a corner of the room for each object and they share why they think it doesn't belong. Then you share out around the room.
A bit of divergent thinking and a chance to get up around the room and have conversations.

Wodb.ca
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Thank you luvmycats for that site. This is why I read things that may not pertain to me. Never know what kind of cool thing you might learn.

I am going to use that with my kids.
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Very cool
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Thank you! I can't wait to try it out! PT rocks!


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Am I missing something?
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Thank you for the site, but.... Where are the answers? I don't even know why one shape doesn't belong.
What is the submission form for??
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I think that they don't provide answers because they are open-ended. There isn't one "correct" answer. It requires students to think. They have to provide their reasoning for choosing a specific answer choice. If there is no fault with the reasoning behind their choice, then the answer is acceptable. It promotes problem-solving skills and encourages divergent thinking. It helps students to see that there is often more than one way to solve a problem and sometimes more than one solution to a problem. It also helps them to approach problems from different perspectives.

I'm not sure if this is what you are looking for, but this is a link I found on the homepage for a submission form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F...O1G1Q/viewform
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Other ideas...
Old 01-13-2019, 07:38 PM
 
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If you haven't seen Mysteryscience.com, you should definitely check it out. You can sign up for a year free of charge and they send you links of bonus, just for fun questions with really cool video answers. The teachers at my school loved it so much last year, our principal bought our entire school a subscription.

You can also check out GregTangMath.com. Lots of fun extra math stuff!

Thank you, iteachk2010, for sharing wodb! Very cool!
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