If you are looking for a Back to School activity to help build a positive classroom community, you've come to the right place!! Help your students learn about each other while building their communication skills. This simple activity takes only a few minutes each day and is perfect during your morning meeting/greeting!!
There are 30 fish included with different statements/questions for your students to share about themselves. Simply print the fish onto cardstock paper and attach a paperclip. Place your fish in a small bucket. Use a "fishing pole" or stick with a magnet and choose one student to go fishing each morning. Each fish allows students to share something special with their partner, such as "tell about a place you have traveled." These statements are perfect for Back to School as your students become familiar with their new classmates and can learn more about each other.
I have my students "turn & talk" with their knee partners while on the carpet during my morning meeting. I model how I might answer and then give my students a brief moment to think of how they will respond to their partner. This simple yet fun activity helps my students learn more about each other while developing great communication skills like taking turns, being a good listener, and sharing. It also allows me to have meaningful conversations about communicating with others, which sets my students up for a successful year! I hope your students love it as much as mine do!
There are 30 fish included in this download, enough fish to last 6 weeks of school (one fish per morning).