Sunday, 25 March 2012

Love this tip, have to share.

As a regular school, with a specialized approach, we are inclusive in our classrooms; we think that everyone should be learning together. We are always looking for ways to bridge the gap between exceptional peers, and our peer models. We have a few tricks up our sleeve for encouraging social skills, but here is one I found online that I absolutely adore and want to start implementing immediately during recess goes.

Found the idea here, cannot take the credit...will post a photo when it's complete.

The basic idea is a way of dividing kids into partners; kind of a new take on the old "1,2,3,4" numbering system of the past. All you need is a jar, ideally one that is looking all cute and motivating, and you write the name of each child in your class. At play time, or opportunities for social skill building you can simply draw names from the jar and VOILA! A brand new partner every time...LOVE THIS.

1 comment:

  1. If you're looking for different ways that you can group students I would suggest taking a look at Kagan ( It's a way to get all students (or at least MORE students) actively engaged and learning in the classroom. It establishes certain guidelines for making groupings so that you can maximize the learning experience. Just this year we have received the training at my school and I must say that students really enjoy it.