Get to Know You BINGO or People BINGO Back to School Activity for Middle School

Leslie Auman
Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
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8 pages + 3 editable pages
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People BINGO is a fun, no-prep activity that's perfect for the first days back to school! This resource includes age-appropriate topics for students to learn about each other, but there is an editable file included for you to customize, if needed, as well as a fillable PDF version for distance learning! Get to Know You BINGO is perfect for middle school students!

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What resources are included in this product for your use?


◾ Teacher instructions

◾ 6th-8th grade CCSS standards alignment, including vertical alignment

◾ Get to Know You BINGO Sheet in both color and black-and-white

◾ Editable PowerPoint file customization of the BINGO sheet


◾ Teacher instructions for fillable PDF

◾ Get to Know You BINGO Sheet in fillable PDF format

Are you a Texas teacher interested in having this resource aligned to the TEKS? Please email me proof of your purchase of this resource at with a request to have it aligned to the TEKS, and I will get it done for you as soon as possible.


What are my recommendations for use in your classroom?


◾ I recommend using this in the first couple of days of school - or, if you are a teacher who teaches semester classes, then in the first day or two of the new semester with your new group of students.

◾ This resource is all black-and-white, so try printing it on colored paper or allow students to sign their names in crayons, colored pencils, or marker to make it a little more fun!

◾ Participate in the BINGO activity yourself! It's a great opportunity for you to learn more about your students and for them to learn about you - right off the bat!

◾ Although this has been aligned to Speaking and Listening standards from the Common Core, I don't recommend taking this for a grade or tying some kind of academic purpose to it. It should be utilized as a fun, low-key icebreaker activity that will help you build community in your classroom.


◾ The activity includes fillable text boxes for students to type in their answers. Please note that this version allows you, the teacher, to edit the statements on the BINGO sheet to best fit your student population. However, this also means that students could delete those statements and replace them with other text, so you'll need to set expectations around this before getting started with the activity.

◾ There are also fillable text boxes for students' names and the date. You can fill in the name text box for each student before sending out the test, if you like, but that will add more work in individually assigning each personalized copy of the PDF to each student.

◾ Assign the test to students via email, Google Classroom, or whatever Learning Management System (LMS) your school/district uses.


What do other customers have to say about this resource?

◾ "Totally ideal first day of school lesson. Totally customizable, too!" (Thank you, Sherry M.!)

◾ "This was EXACTLY what I was looking for. I made a few minor changes to fit my kids' interests. Love it! Thank you!!!" (Thank you, Ashley R.!)

◾ "Great first day activity! Love that it is editable so that it can be customized for State/Region activities!" (Thank you, TLM Learning!)


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Total Pages
8 pages + 3 editable pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed.


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