Now, onto the purpose of this post...I am going to share more of my journey into Partner Work.
I am having my students get into partners at the very start of the day almost every day. It is a random pairing and here are some of the ways I am having students become pairs. I have a special red heart bucket where I put the item for the day. I greet each child at the door and then give them one item. They now quickly start looking for their partner and sit down next to them. Anyone who cannot find a partner stands up near the front and I help them. Sometimes I call each team up to say their match and other times I just have them return the items to the bucket.
Here are some fun ways to become pairs:
Here are some of the activities my students did in pairs recently:
|They loved playing a game where they said a word and the partner said another word that came to mind.|
Do you do Partner Work on a regular basis? How do you choose partners? What do you have them do together? I'd love to hear what you are doing if you don't mind sharing!