Help me come up with exciting "sharing themes" for my second graders!
January 31, 2014 6:12 PM Subscribe
I am in my first year of teaching (2nd grade, so 7-8 year olds), and as part of our regular (or semi-regular) weekly routine, kids share something to the rest of the class in the morning. It's a part of the 2nd grade tradition here to have "themes" for each new week of sharing, and I'm running out of ones that inspire me.
Ones we've done that have been really successful (the object in question doesn't need to be brought in, by the way; "talk shares" are common):
- Share something that's older than you.
- Share something that stars with the same letter as your first name.
- Share something musical (perform a song, play a song from a cd, sing a song, etc).
- Share your favorite book
- Share something you collect or would like to collect
I'm looking for themes that lend themselves to creativity, that are easily accessible, that can be really personalized by each kid, and that are thought-provoking and could elicit good questions. We work a lot on paying attention to details, and on crafting good questions and anticipating them when we share; so themes that bring those out are what I'm hoping to get ideas on.
Thanks much for any help!