Since I taught several summer camps this year I decided it was time to refresh the questions in my Question of the Day Summer Fun set. This set has questions that are great for the beginning and end of the school year if you do not teach over the summer. I usually use a few at the end of the year and a few at the beginning when kids are thinking of outdoor activities.
I place my questions on a long pocket chart that I purchased from Amazon; they apparently do not currently offer it through Amazon, so I linked directly to Lakeshore. I hang it with Command Hooks (aff. link) on the back of our classroom bathroom door since that is near the entrance of the room.
The top of the lunch cubby area is where I place the students’ name cards so that they can find the card and answer the question before moving on to centers activities at the beginning of the day. At the beginning of the year I put first names on the cards, but about halfway through the year I put last names so that they will begin to recognize those as well.
During circle time one of my students is in charge of counting the responses so that we can discuss the numbers, decide which number is larger, and discuss words like more, less, tie, and unanimous. They get very excited when we get a unanimous response.
These Summer questions are also included in my Question of the Day Bundle, which has more than enough questions for the entire year. I just have a few of my new questions to laminate for the new year and then I am set.