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Choice Board Examples & Strategies

Use the Choice Board to allow students to display their voice and choice within their learning. The Choice Board can be used in multiple ways by the teacher to:

  • Engage students who finish early
  • Assess what students have learned at different points throughout the Unit
  • Extend the Unit or lesson
  • Allow students to display their learning in the Share section

The Choice Board is intended to provide content that can be added to the classroom’s existing Choice Board or to any bulletin board in the classroom.

The following is the Choice Board for this Unit:

Choice Board
Draw or Write a Calm-Down Story
Think about a time when you were very excited and needed to calm down. Then think about a calm-down strategy you used or could have used. Draw or write a story about it.
Calm-Down Corner
Having a special place to go when you need to calm down can be helpful. Imagine a calm-down corner for yourself or your robot. What it would look like? What would be in it? Draw a picture of your calm-down corner, and describe what is in it and why.
Robot Charades
Think of an emotion and make a project for your 123 Robot to show that emotion. Find a friend and see if they can guess the emotion you coded!
Act it Out
Make a video that shows how to do your Calm Down Code so others can learn how to do it, too. Explain how each of the strategies helps you to get your behavior under control.
Movement Code
Sometimes moving can help people calm down. Code your robot to do an exercise that could help it to calm down.
Make a Calm Vision Board
Draw or look for pictures of things that make you feel calm, and cut them out. Glue them to a piece of paper to create a vision board for being calm. Describe how each image makes you feel, and what behavior you do when you feel that way.