: Take Five - Random Questions to Build Community in Your Classroom
Building community in the classroom should not be something that stops after the first week of school. Getting to know your students on a personal level (family, friends, interests, likes, dislikes, etc.) should continue throughout the year. Finding out about your students can really take little to no time, which is where the "Take Five" comes in. I have put together 90 random questions to ask students when you have an extra five minutes. Maybe it is in the morning or even right before bus call. Maybe it is right before classes change. It's not something that even has to be done every day, maybe just a few days a week.
note..... These do come with a black background. I just wanted you to know that for printing purposes. See the picture for what they look like.
Kids love to share their thoughts, and we don't always give them time to say what their favorite food is or what they typically do when they go home right after school. Having these questions on hand will help you make a point to get to know your kids. Plus, it's not always easy to come up with questions. Trust me... I had to do some thinking to come up with these 90 questions. :-)
Community building with non-threatening questions such as these (not related to academics) can help kids feel more comfortable. It can get shy kids talking, which also helps when they go to present at other times in the classroom.
These 90 question cards are on colorful circles. They look really cute laminated and hot glued to the end of a craft stick (see my preview above). You can add all 90 to a can/bowl at one time or just a few. You can have the kids select the question or you can draw it out. Once all 90 have been used, put them back in the can and reuse them again, as not all kids will have shared each time.
I have also included a cute and colorful title sheet to use on the front of whatever container you choose to use. There are two sizes included.
Have fun getting to know your students.
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For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.