Forming Relationships! Making Connections! Creating a family within the classroom is what this product of twelve simple activities hopes to accomplish. Making new friends, learning how we are alike yet different, and respectful of those differences are the goals of this product.
The following is included:
*Who Am I? Getting Acquainted-children answer some simple questions and then use in an activity to get acquainted, directions are included
*Sharing Items that Describe Me-children bring 3 items to describe themselves
*Friendly Interview-pair up children to interview each other
*Class Spirit T-Shirt-design a shirt to reflect our classroom
*Recipe for Friendship-qualities of a friend
*Friendship Supplies-items to represent being a good friend
*Secret Friend-children are given a secret friend to do nice things for during the week
*Brainstorm Words for Family
*Brainstorm Words for School & Friends
*Compare & Contrast Family with School & Friends
*Collaboration Cards-12 cards with situations for the children to discuss how they would handle-put children in small groups to begin learning how to work together
*Friendship Goals-evaluate what kind of friend you are and would like to become
I have posted in pdf and publisher. I want you to be able to tweak activities to fit your classroom and style. Feel free to make changes!