The activities that you choose on the first day of school are crucial for the formation of your classroom culture for the year to come.
This Would You Rather powerpoint is the perfect get-to-know you activity for grades K-5. The questions are low risk, so none of your students will feel alienated or scared. They also provide a context for students to see those who have similar interests to them, and talk with those who have differing ones.
The pictures on every slide make this powerpoint easily accessible for pre-readers and English Language Leaners!
There are many ways you could use this Powerpoint, but my favorite way is for the students to move to opposite ends of the room depending on their choice (gets them moving!) and then pair share with a partner about why they made that choice. After the pair share, pull from equity sticks and allow students to share either their own reason or their partners. Builds community and ensure that all voices are being heard!
Happy first day!
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