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Warming Up with Rug Partners Transcript
Speaker 1: Let's get ready for a class.
Lot of times, when children come in from
Lot of times, when children come in from recess or from lunch, they're worried about the kickball game outside or if their snack fell in the yard.
We're not playing with Velcro right now.
They're not thinking about social studies or whatever lesson we're addressing at this time.
Just to get us all warmed up, I want you to share with your rug partner, three facts about each symbol that we're going to show you.
One of the strategies I use in my classroom is rug partners. And it's structured with rules of listening skills and talking norms. And the reason I do that is just to get the juices flowing.
Start with the words, "The Statue of Liberty."
When using this strategy, it's important to strategically think about your pairs.
Child: The Statue of Liberty [inaudible 00:01:01]
Speaker 1: I would say, pair your ELL's with your English-only students, so that they're able to really help each other and build on each other's strengths.
Child: Keep the conversation going.
Child 2: The American flag has 50 stars.
Speaker 1: By getting them going and using that academic discourse, settles them down, gets them in, gets them ready for the lesson.
Girls and boys, let's go to our tables.
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