Community Building Puzzle Activity

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I use this activity in my classroom in the beginning of the year to build a sense of community amongst my students.

It is simply a puzzle piece that each student uses to draw a self-portrait. That puzzle piece is then put together with all of the other student pictures until if forms a "complete puzzle".

I learned about this activity many years ago when my colleagues handed me a puzzle piece template and told me how to put the bulletin board together. We don't know who is responsible for the original idea.

While I cannot take credit for this, in the spirit of collaboration amongst teachers, I would love to share it with you.

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