8/9 Wednesday

Guiding Question:
How can we build a community? 

Collaborative: Students will build a classroom community by participating in a community circle discussion groups. 

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
- Take out your signed syllabus for Ms. Cobb to check off.

Direct (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
- Community circle protocol for both small group and whole-class 

Whole Group Collaborative (Voice Level 0) 20 minutes: 
- Starting in small groups, go around in your circles answering the following questions: 
- How many years have you been going to this school? 
- What are you looking forward to most in 8th grade?
- What was your favorite class activity or after school event you have done? 
- What is one rule that you think every class should have? 

Collaborative (Voice Level 0) 20 minutes:
After you have discussed with your small groups, we will be standing up and creating a big community circle for the whole class.  Remember only the student or teacher with the talking piece should be speaking. 
- What is one rule that you think every class should have?  
- What is one thing that you wish you could do more of within a history class? 


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