choice time

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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Aug 4, 2002

    hi,
    im going to be teaching first grade this year...any adivce on how to set up choice time?? What should they be doing, what should I be looking for? thanks :)
     
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  3. musicbug

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    Aug 5, 2002

    First be sure that each child tries new activities. I knew a second grade teacher who gave each child a tag board "passport". Each time a child selected a choice(or in her case center) They stamped the passport at the station (you may want to stamp them yourself)Each week they had to collect at least three different stamps. This kept arguments to minimium. I looked for cooperative behaviors and checked in on 5 children each time to admire work and give complements. By January( I taught in the room once or twice a month) the kids were great during choice time. All I could hear was the sounds of learning.
     

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