SODA – start of day activity

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In my classroom I begin my day with SODA – it’s based around Tony Ryan’s thinkers keys – apparently I’ve started a revolution because quite a number of parents (of kids in other classes) who attended a seminar run by one of my parents (on how children learn) and other teachers in my school have come up to me and talked about SODA or asked about it …

bulletin board

this website has a page of free journal activities – downloadable by the month with a journal writing topic for each day – i’m going to adapt what is on these pages and use a monthly planner like this for my SODA – at the moment i have it typed into my term planner (i’m using a self-created electronic planning book rather than a print one) but if i had a monthly planner just for SODA i can then share it with others as well as having it ready for use

sample of monthly journal page

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One thought on “SODA – start of day activity

  • April 28, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Thanks for sharing this very helpful link!

    I love what you are doing with your SODAs. It is one of my goals for Term 2 to crank into Tony Ryan’s “thinking” challenges.

    I have been placing “Brainers” on my class blog to challenge them in the “thinking” area. It has been fun.

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