While we are constantly after children to keep their environment tidy, one thing we don’t teach them is to organize their items properly. If they are taught to organize well and then keep it back to the place it belongs, there is a higher chance of them keeping their workspace tidy and understanding the importance of the same.
Any list of materials you'd like the students to organize. For example:
Planning & Organising
Instruction for Students:
Divide the students into teams or have them as individuals. Provide the materials required to organize. Give them a briefing about the importance of organizing things well and tell them the idea behind the activity today is to make them create the ideal map of materials provided to them to efficiently use their workspace.
Have each team or student brainstorm how they will want to place the materials on the workstation. There could be several ways students decide to organize the materials.
Draw an imaginary map of how the materials in the workstation will be organized
Have some members present why they organized their materials in a certain way. This will give other students ideas on how to organize things better! For example, some students could have the tools on one side, the materials on the other side, etc.
Instructions for Teachers:
It is important for students to question themselves on why they are organizing their workstation in a certain way. While they are brainstorming on how they will organize their materials, ask questions that will nudge students to think more about how having everything much more organized will make things easier for them.
What Materials to use?
This is a unique Prayogshala activity where students actually don't end up using any of the materials except a piece of paper. So you have the freedom to distribute any materials of your choice based on resource availability.
Have fun making and share the works of your students with the hashtag #projectprayogshala to get featured!