Take about 5 minutes to explain to the students that they are going around the room to find people to write their names in the shapes. Explain that each person can only write their name once. Tell them that if someone writes their name in your sun shape, then you have to write your name in their sun shape on their paper. Go around until all shapes are filled in. Tell students where you want them to keep this paper.
Now any time you need students to find a partner, you can tell them to take out their shapes paper and you can tell them to find their circle partner. Both partners should be able to see who is in their circle and quickly partner up with them to start the activity without the wasted time of partnering up.
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