An easy to use, first day of school, scramble which gets your students up and meeting their new classmates. There are 30 different Scramble sheets in this activity packet each asking a different inquiry question. Each student gets one page. This part can be organized any way you wish. You want each child to ask the other classmates the question on their scramble sheet. The owner of the sheet writes down the classmate’s name and their response to the question in one of the boxes. By asking their classmates, they not only learn everyone’s name but also learn something new about that person. At the end of the scramble, you can use this information in a variety of ways.
~Have the student’s report to the class their similarities. This gives everyone an opportunity to talk in front of the class.
~Save this information, and the students can graph the results.
~The teacher can use this information for forming groups for morning meetings, even have the students try to figure out what they have in common from a list of possible items. This is fun to do as the year progresses.
~ Post the Scramble sheets weekly so the students can see what they have in common with their classmates.
There are endless opportunities with the information received from this activity.