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Get to Know You BINGO or People BINGO for Upper Elementary Back to School Game

Leslie Auman
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
Resource Type
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8 pages + 3 editable pages
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Make back to school time fun and welcoming for your upper elementary students! This People BINGO activity, also called Get to Know You BINGO, is an engaging and inclusive activity that you can do on the first day of school.

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What resources are included in this product for your use?


◾ Teacher instructions

◾ 3rd-5th 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 support@leslieauman.com 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 days of school at the start of the new school year. If you are a specials teacher and have a new group of students at the semester change, for example, then you can use this at the new semester, as well.

◾ This resource comes in both color and black-and-white. You can try printing the black-and-white version 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?

◾ "This is great! Exactly what I was looking for to have my students gets to know one another that first week of school. I appreciate that you provided it in different formats so I can print B/W." (Thank you, Draz's Class!)

◾ "I use this product all the time! Great way to get everyone interacting." (Thank you, Jennifer Y.!)


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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).
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation.
Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion); use formal English when appropriate to task and situation.


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