This is a great activity for the beginning of the year, as it lends the opportunity for students to get to know one another and build up the classroom community early. In this activity, students will need access to a laptop or iPad with a camera. This activity is found on Google Slides, and can easily be sent out to students through Google Classroom. Simply create an assignment, attach the Google Slides, and select the option to make a copy for each student. Once posted on Google Classroom, your students will be able to edit their own copy of the Google Slides assignment. (Of course, there are other ways to send this out to your students if you don't use Google Classroom; however, Google Classroom will make it super easy to send out and make copies for your students.) Your students will move around the classroom to find peers that meet the prompts on each slide, take a picture with their classmate, and later paste the picture onto that slide. Later, students can present their Google Slides presentation with the class, or just have them turn it in to see that they have taken the opportunity to make friends in class. Each slide has a different prompt at the top of the page, an area for students to paste a picture with a cute hashtag below, and a space for students to write their classmate's name. I'm very excited to use this product out in the beginning of the school year, and know my students will love the opportunity to take selfies and be creative! Yours will too! For younger students, you can have the students find peers and assist them in taking pictures and assembling the Google Slides presentation, which they will love to look at and show off their classmates to their families. All feedback is appreciated. Thanks!
**ONCE YOU DOWNLOAD, OPEN THE GOOGLE SLIDE, AND GO TO FILE --> MAKE A COPY. This will allow you to edit the Google Slides presentation as needed. You can also share the Google Slides presentation with your students traditionally and have your students make their own copy this way if you do not use Google Classroom. Let me know if you have questions!