Today over at Ideas for Jivey, the Workshop Wednesday topic is an idea you absolutely LOVE that you got from someone else.
Well, I LOVE playing Scoot in my classroom. I have no actual clue who I saw the idea from 2 years ago though. It was right after I started reading blogs... I know I have shared about it before, but lately I have been experimenting with different types of Scoot. The past couple of years I focused on task cards (mainly in math) and the kids switching it up by scooting to a new spot and practicing the skill on whatever new task card was in front of them. They still love doing that, but they also love it in other circumstances.
A few weeks ago my class used our Whole Class Writing Journals to scoot around the classroom, practicing writing on topic and using lots of details. Every 5 minutes they scooted to a new desk to write on another topic in the spiral notebooks.
This week we have been working on comparing and contrasting, so I decided to try a Venn Diagram scoot.
First up, we took a piece of copy paper, folded it into fourths, and then drew 8 Venn Diagrams - one in each rectangle (front and back). Yes, they were on the smaller size - but it was fine for the quick amount of brainstorm they kids were going to do. On each desk I placed a card with 2 topics. People, Seasons, Sports, School Supplies, Subjects, etc... and the kids scooted around to 8 different desks brainstorming how those things were alike and different. When done they turned it in so I could see their thought processes. They really enjoyed this activity - highly recommend Scoot (especially in the afternoons when the kids are done sitting).
I'm wondering what else I can use Scoot for...
4 weeks 1 day until Spring Break! I'm officially counting!! :)
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