My students this year have definite preferences during Choice Time. We have 20-30 minutes of Choice Time each afternoon, and I've been surprised this year at how many of my students do the exact same thing every single day!
Here are my students' current favorite activities:
1. PUZZLE TABLE
I have a handful of students every year who LOVE the puzzle table, and this year is no exception. But this year, they all happen to be busy boys. Some of my busiest bodies calm and focused at the puzzle table during Choice Time each day?? Yes, please! I just love watching them use their minds to work together and solve puzzle after puzzle after puzzle.
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2. STEP-BY-STEP DRAWING BOOK
This book is taken out and used every single day. The pages are falling out and I really need to make a second copy! I ordered the original book from Scholastic years ago, and just photocopied and bound it for my students to use. They LOVE it.
Crayola Twistables are the best, yes??? Love love love them in my classroom.
My students are nuts about our word wall this year! All of our word cards are magnetic and they love to take them off the wall, copy the words down, then put them back. They know the rule of one card at a time. Several students do this every day!!
They especially LOVE the name cards this year. I had each child write their name on a card, then I traced the names with different color Sharpies. My students love taking them down and making lists of their classmates.
You can read more about my word wall HERE.
I'd love to hear about Choice Time in your classroom! If you have it, what activities do your students love?