Using these sticks is a great way to get students into organized, even groups, pairs, or teams, for classroom assignments and activities.
This is an idea I got while attending the SAS course. The professor made a set that used math symbols, numbers, letters, moths, days of the week, and more.
When I made my sticks, this morning, I wanted them to make them work for my classroom set up.
|My Mix it Up Sticks|
Here’s what I did…
I used 5 different colors of popsicle sticks (I had to paint the purple). The five colors correspond to the table colors in my Art Room.
I used numbers, artists (from my curriculum), types of line, shapes, craft goodies, and more to finish my “Mix it Up” sticks.
Here are just a few ways the sticks can be used…
To get students into table groups – Pass out sticks at random or as kids walk in the door. Students go to the table that matches their stick. (In the past I have used color cards to do this.
Assigning a table leader or spokes person- pass out all the same color stick to the matching table. Student with a number _____ is the table leader.
Getting into groups
Pass sticks out at random
For groups of 4 – find the people who have the same 2 shape (Star= free choice)
For groups of 3 – find the people who have the same craft goodie as you
For pairs- find the student who has the same artist as you
For large groups of 6-7 – find the people who have the same type of line
For splitting into 2 teams – use letters A and B
|Troeg and Olive would not move|
until I snapped a photo with them in it.
Such attention hounds !