This is a great first day of school activity. Students think they are playing a game ---- but really you are TRAINING them!
This Powerpoint leads you through 8 rounds of the ice breaker game - Four Corners. A question is posed and then based on a student's answer, they go stand in a particular corner of the room. The 4 choices fly around in an animated slide to show students which corner is which answer.
This would be great training in following directions and not calling out answers.
The 8 questions I used are:
1. How many of these do you like to eat?
* pictures of broccoli, peas, and green peppers
Choices: all, 2, 1, none
2. What is your favorite season?
Choices: summer, winter, spring, fall
3. What state would you most like to visit?
*outline map with 4 states highlighted that students can name
*picture from each of the 4 states for students to name
choices: California, Colorado, Hawaii, Alaska
4. Which is your favorite main subject?
Choices: math, science, language arts, math
5. How many other people live in your home?
Choices: 1or2, 3, 4, 5+
6. What continent would you most like to visit?
* 3 pictures from each continent for them to name
Choices: Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe
7. What did you eat for breakfast?
Choices: pancakes or waffles, eggs, something else, nothing
8. Which would be hardest to live without?
Choices: ipod, TV, video game, cell phone
You can delete the questions you don't want to use or split the activity into 2 days with 4 questions each day.
You can shorten the activity by eliminating the slides of pictures for the states & the continents.
You could have corners discuss why they selected that option & share out to the whole group.
This is a good training for class transitions! You are given instructions, THINK, and then ACT when told.
If you think you'd like this activity PLEASE download & try the preview first! It is the first 4 slides of the powerpoint. Make sure the animations work for you & it looks good. I made this with the Mac version of Powerpoint and used a lot of path animation that might not look right with older versions of powerpoint.
If you DO want this, but the preview looks screwy......post in the questions & ask if I'll rework it on a PC......and I WILL. =)