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Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down Expectations Sort

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 7 pages | Grades: PK - 2

Review appropriate classroom behaviors with this sorting activity.

This sorting activity is a great resource to help students differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate behaviors in the classroom.

Use it at the beginning of the year when teaching classroom expectations or after school breaks when students need a gentle reminder of appropriate classroom behavior. This resource could also be used in a classroom display, giving students a visual reminder of the expectations each and every day.

Four blank cards are included in this resource.

Ways to Use These Sorting Cards in the Classroom

Center Activity to Reinforce Classroom Expectations

Place the 3 sorting headers in the center of the playing area. Students slit the deck equally between them. Students take turns placing one of the cards in their hands under the appropriate header. As they lay down their card, have them explain why they believe the card falls under that category. The game ends when all of the cards have been placed under the correct category.

Whole-Class Back-To-School Activity

Draw 3 circles on the board and place each category header inside of a circle. Randomly call on a student to come and draw a card from the deck. Have them read the card out loud to the class and place the card in the corresponding circle and explain why they think the card belongs there. The rest of the class will give a thumbs up or down as to if they agree with the decision.

Small-Group Lesson

Use in a small group as part of a social skills lesson.

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