Writing a question or statement on a whiteboard and having students respond during the school day is becoming increasingly popular. It can be used as way to check in with students about a current topic and initiate discussion.
Below is one way to bring in the SGM® icons. Put this board in view after lunch on the first day of school. You may also post the SGM® Feelings Poster as shown.
Ask the students to write one word to describe how they were feeling before coming to school and one to describe how they currently are feeling.
At the end of the day, discuss these responses using the Feelings icon. You may expand on the discussion (i.e., as time permits, use the Story Grammar Marker® and ask: “What made you change the way you felt?”)
I’m sure you can think of many other ways to reinforce the SGM® icons into this whiteboard format! A few ideas to get you started:
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