Great for Morning Meetings and first week of school! I love to kill two birds with one stone. Give students a chance to use the GREATER THAN, LESS THAN symbols as they connect with each other in a get to know you activity.
This activity is a twist of the WOULD YOU RATHER games where you could get to know you students and they can connect with each other. You’ll have to teach or review the greater than/ less than symbols: <, >.
In this activity, if a students values PIE more than CAKE, they will say that PIE has a greater value than CAKE.
PIE > CAKE
Here are some variations:
-Partners work together, discuss ideas, and have to agree upon ONE symbol.
-Students make individual decisions, fill out the sheet, then discuss their preferences with partners. They could add up the ‘matches’ to see who they have the most in common with. This would give a shy or ELL student time to think through choices and have ideas scripted before they were in a social situation.
Great for Morning Meetings and first week of school!