This Back To School packet of get-to-know-you activities will create a comfort level in your classroom that will make your students feel welcome and get engaged! The first few weeks of school are exciting and scary for everyone – students and teachers! Use these 6 ready-to-print activities to get to know your students better – and allow them to learn about each other, as well.
Get students engaged!
• Fill unexpected free time!
• Encourage participation and conversation!
• Get the kids up and moving while making new friends!
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♦ Include all fill-in documents and graphics, plus instructions for the activities that require explaining.
The six activities included are:
→ Find A Match.
Students pair up and ask simple questions to each other, then introduce the classmate to the class. Mainly a name-learning activity. Includes fill-in form and matching cards.
→ Shake On It.
In pairs, students create unique handshakes. This becomes their “welcome” into the class each day and is an activity that can be used all year.
→ Interview and Introduce.
A group activity in which students further get to know their classmates and share new information with the class. Form included.
→ “This Is Me” Poster.
Students will complete the poster with specific information. The posters can be hung on the wall for the class to review and learn about each other, or posted next to their Interview and Introduce form.
→ Create A Quote.
Students will complete a quote that helps the teacher learn about the student attitudes towards school. These can be posted throughout the room, with students completing all 4 quotes over the course of several weeks. Quote strips included.
→ This Is The ME You Need To Know information sheet.
The students will answer critical thinking questions about themselves. These will be for the teacher, not shared with the class.
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