FOUR CORNERS CLASSROOM ICEBREAKER ACTIVITY
Four Corners is a classroom icebreaker activity inspired by the Four Corners learning strategy. It is virtually no-prep, and is a fun, easy way to get to know your students during the first days of school.
For this activity, the four corners of the room have each been assigned a color: Yellow, Blue, Pink and Green. In my classroom, I identify each corner by taping up a piece of Astrobrights paper in the appropriate shade. You can also print & use the included color signs, or create quick signs of your own.
Students can begin by standing or sitting by their desks. When the first slide appears, each student should move to the corner that represents his or her answer. As a teacher, you may choose to discuss the results and/or have a few students share the reasoning behind their choice. Then, the activity moves on to the next slide.
Slide statements include...
-Subject opinions [math, science, reading, writing, social studies]
-After school hobby
and more for a total of 20 premade slides.
The Four Corners activity is editable in Powerpoint. You are welcome to reorder or remove slides as needed to make this activity better fit your classroom. Several question slides include an editable version so teachers have the option to customize the answers to fit their students. I have also included a blank Four Corners slide so that teachers can add their own questions and statements.
This activity was designed to use with my own sixth grade students, but it can easily be adapted for use across a variety of grade levels. I hope you enjoy using Four Corners in your classrooms!