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SMART START
Mountain Elementary School 16-17
Rae Fearing, Principal
SMART START
the first week of school
Practices academic skills
Builds community
Fosters collaboration
Establishes routines...
Academic Mini Mixer
Frayer a classmate
Estimated time: 20 minutes
Culture Goals
Students know each other’s names
Students know each other’s likes and dislikes
Students learn to communicate...
Key things
to focus on
Having 4 facts in each category
Art doesn’t count as much as ideas
Focus on moving around the room
...
Step 2: Hand out Frayer Model Templates
Have student “Frayer a Friend”
Set a timer
Stress the need to finish
Students shar...
Step 3: Extensions
Have students group based on likes
Have students group based on dislikes
Have students vote on the favo...
Academic Mini Mixer
Dogs and Cats
Estimated time: 25 minutes
Culture Goals
Students know each other’s names
Students know each other’s likes and dislikes
Teachers model appropriate di...
App Mini Mixer
Category Collage
Estimated time: 30 minutes
Culture Goals
Students learn listening skills
Students learn speaking skills
Students learn to communicate effectively
Aca...
Step 1: iPad basics
Safe use of the iPads
● When walking use two hands or
close to body
● Don’t set on edge of table or on...
Step 2: Pic Collage App
● Create a collage with the images you took
● Get as fancy as you want (borders, stickers, etc.)
●...
Step 3:
With a partner:
● 1 minute to get your topic
● 5 minutes for taking pictures
● 5 minutes for creating your collage...
Step 4: Extensions
Have students brainstorm other topics for this activity
Have students vote on the favorite collage in e...
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  1. 1. SMART START Mountain Elementary School 16-17 Rae Fearing, Principal
  2. 2. SMART START the first week of school Practices academic skills Builds community Fosters collaboration Establishes routines Practices technology skills
  3. 3. Academic Mini Mixer Frayer a classmate Estimated time: 20 minutes
  4. 4. Culture Goals Students know each other’s names Students know each other’s likes and dislikes Students learn to communicate effectively Academic Goals Students are assessed for deeper answers Students learn Frayer Model of note taking Students learn to provide multiple correct answers
  5. 5. Key things to focus on Having 4 facts in each category Art doesn’t count as much as ideas Focus on moving around the room Students using appropriate voice levels Give students specific times for each activity - teach them to finish
  6. 6. Step 2: Hand out Frayer Model Templates Have student “Frayer a Friend” Set a timer Stress the need to finish Students share out
  7. 7. Step 3: Extensions Have students group based on likes Have students group based on dislikes Have students vote on the favorite picture in each group Provide a variety of OTR’s (opportunities to respond)
  8. 8. Academic Mini Mixer Dogs and Cats Estimated time: 25 minutes
  9. 9. Culture Goals Students know each other’s names Students know each other’s likes and dislikes Teachers model appropriate discussion Academic Goals Students are assessed on Venn Diagram skills Students describe character and characterization
  10. 10. App Mini Mixer Category Collage Estimated time: 30 minutes
  11. 11. Culture Goals Students learn listening skills Students learn speaking skills Students learn to communicate effectively Academic Goals Students learn to think critically Students practice with sequencing Students learn to provide multiple correct answers
  12. 12. Step 1: iPad basics Safe use of the iPads ● When walking use two hands or close to body ● Don’t set on edge of table or on the floor ● No food or drink near iPads ● Clean hands Respectful use of the iPads ● No taking pictures of other humans without permission ● App downloads by teacher only ● When listening to audio keep it low or use headphones Responsible use of the iPads ● Report inappropriate use to the teacher ● Only go to apps and websites that you have permission for ● Make awesome stuff to show what you are learning
  13. 13. Step 2: Pic Collage App ● Create a collage with the images you took ● Get as fancy as you want (borders, stickers, etc.) ● Save your collage to your camera roll ● Be nice and be neighborly
  14. 14. Step 3: With a partner: ● 1 minute to get your topic ● 5 minutes for taking pictures ● 5 minutes for creating your collage ● 10 minutes to share ○ your topic ○ helpful tip
  15. 15. Step 4: Extensions Have students brainstorm other topics for this activity Have students vote on the favorite collage in each group Add reps and give opportunities for students to use this skill with a math theme, book theme, science theme, etc.

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