"I am going to frame this in my bedroom" - Sixth grade student!
Use this super simple, yet fun and meaningful activity to help students interact with others who they otherwise may not! Students write their name at the top, leave the sheet at their desk, and move around the room filling out positive comments, compliments, or encouraging statements to other students in the room. They may write their name at the top or leave it anonymous. The best part will be when you have students return to their desks to read the comments and see their faces light up!
Students will walk away with 4 positive thoughts from students in their class, feeling great! If you want them to have more classmates leave a note, consider printing this two sided so that 8 squares get filled!
How I did it
1. Have students clear their desks of everything except the sheet with their name on it.
2. Explain your expectations! No negativity. Explain that even if you have never spoke to this person, there must be one nice thing you remember about them. Dig deep! Give examples.
3. I told all students to stand up. I would play music and have the students move to the "right 5 desks," "left 8 desks," make it up so they don't just go to their friend's seat.
4. Students have two minutes to write their comment before you give them the next direction!