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Old 08-15-2010, 10:51 PM
 
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Every morning when the students enter the classroom, I plan to have a question written on the board for them. They will copy the question and answer in complete sentences on notebook paper, also give their reasoning for their answer. We will share answers with others at the table and have some discussion around the topic. To make it easier to think of the question ahead of time, I gave each day of the week a "theme" and came up with an appropriate question to fit the category. For example, Mystery Monday is a riddle question about an animal. Would you rather Wednesday is a scenario where you have to choose which one you'd rather do. Thinking Thursday is a question based on beliefs or opinions such as, "Do you think we should have a speed limit?" Favorite Friday is about favorites. I'm stuck for what to do with Tuesday. Any ideas?


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What a great idea.........
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I'll be thinking...........
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:53 AM
 
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Could you use a clever play on "twos" ?

Maybe a prompt about 2 of___________ or doubles?


If I had 2 hundred dollars...
If there were two of me....
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Ticklish Tuesdays
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How about having them tell a joke or a funny anecdote of something that has happened to them. Or maybe finishing off a tale you start with humour.

Or Totally Terrific Tuesdays:
Use the letter that you selected to write a sentence using alliteration.

Thomas the Toad told Tigger to tickle tomatoes tenderly.

or Tricky Tuesdays: Students have to solve a brain teaser and explain their answer. Maybe even follow the same pattern to create their own.

ie. Julie kisses lively marshmellows near open pigpens.
Patterns: Sentence is written in alphabetical order j=k=l=m=n=o=p
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:13 AM
 
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I like your idea! It will make planning easier than trying to figure out what to do each day. What about Timely Tuesday? The students could respond to a current event or something that happened in history. They could write about what they know or how they feel about it.


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Thanks for this fun and exciting idea. My kids were so bored with the daily routines last year and this year I have them again! I needed something new and fresh! I really like the idea of Timely Tuesday and having them write about current events.
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Target Number Tuesday
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I do an activity called "Target Number." Everyday there is a number on the board and the kids have to get to that number using different operations. Ex:
1.) By adding 2 numbers
2.) By subtracting one number from another
3.) By mulitplying 2 numbers
4.) By dividing one number by another
5.) By mulitplying 3 numbers
6.) By multiplying and subtracting
7.) Using fractions
8.) Using decimals
9.) In an unusal way

You could adapt the ways depending on what grade you teach & what the kids know how to do, of course. Then we will check and they share any interesting/creative ways they got to the target number.

The first few times, some kids will get to the number in simple ways like +1 or -1, etc. But after you get excited about the more creative answers, it's amazing how hard the kids work to impress you!

BTW, I like your ideas for the rest of the week!!
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