Getting to Know You Activities that Encourage Critical Thinking

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Help set the tone for a super school year with these activities to help get to know your students and build community in your classroom during the first weeks of school! Incorporate critical and creative thinking into your classroom early in the year with these activities that go beyond the basic “What is your favorite ____?” type questions. These would be great resources to include in student work portfolios, hang on bulletin boards, or share with parents at conferences or back to school night.

There are 10 awesome activities included along with teacher's notes that include teaching suggestions, suggestions for different types of sharing, and suggestions for incorporating social skills instruction. The following activities are included:
- Find a Classmate who... BINGO
- Getting to Know You Question Cards
- Classroom Scattergories
- Analogies About Me
- All About Me Analogy Web
- Math About Me
- Mystery Classmate Game
- My Biography Book Cover Activity
- First Days of School Twitter Reflection
- A Compliment a Day Keeps Bad Feelings Away

These activities are ready to print for a low-stress, low-prep start to your school year!

Check out View From Fourth's other Beginning of the Year Activities:

Classroom Library Organization Project- A Beginning of the Year PBL

Graphing Our Class Time Capsule Project

Classroom Arrangement PBL for Math and Language Arts

Writing Data Collection Resources
Total Pages
15
Answer Key
Does Not Apply
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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Getting to Know You Activities that Encourage Critical Thinking
Getting to Know You Activities that Encourage Critical Thinking
Getting to Know You Activities that Encourage Critical Thinking
Getting to Know You Activities that Encourage Critical Thinking