A new school year is upon us! I don’t know about you, but every year I look for new and exciting back-to-school activities that the kids haven’t done a thousand times before that they’ll actually enjoy. And in today’s world, who doesn’t love emojis?!
I created these activities as a way for students to get to know their new classmates in a super FUN way that will get them up and moving and having conversations with their new friends.
To use these activities all you have to do is display the questions on your smart board or projector! Students will answer some personal questions about themselves using the cooperative learning strategies 4 corners and mix-pair-share! These strategies let students move around the room and partner up with different classmates to discuss and compare their answers. Once students have discussed their answers with their partner or group, you can call on a few students to share out their answers with the whole class. Then, display the next question and do it again!
I look forward to hearing your feedback! I hope you and your students enjoy engaging in these activities!