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This set of 4 Cootie Catchers is sure to help break the ice with your students especially when you're doing your back to school get to know you activities.
Students love using Cootie Catchers and these are a fun way to get your students talking with each other and sharing information as they get to know each other. Best of all, you will learn a lot about your students as they share with their partners. Choose two different partners for each Cootie Catcher and your students will get to know 8 new classmates in the first week of school. Choose 3 partners for each Cootie Catcher and your students will get to know 12 new friends! Let the get to know you begin!
As as bonus to you, the words on the edges that students spell out are character traits so you can reinforce and teach your expectations for the year as well. After using all four of the the Cootie Catchers, you would have reviewed the importance of 16 character education traits.
The Cootie Catchers are designed to allow students to share information slowly as they become more and more comfortable.
Cootie Catcher #1: My favorite things (non-personal information to help break the ice)
Cootie Catcher #2: A bit about me (basic information)
Cootie Catcher #3: More about me
Cootie Catcher #4: Hopes, Dreams, and Wishes
Also included are directions for students to assemble their Cootie Catcher and a graphic organizer to record their partner names. Teacher directions and hints are included as well and there's also a pocket you can glue into an interactive journal to hold the Cootie Catchers.
See the visual to see what's included in this fun set you are sure to use every year!