I Wish Teacher/Students/Classmates Knew

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I put my own spin on the activity I Wish My Teacher Knew by modeling it first by giving each student a card with one thing I wanted them to know about me, I Wish My Students Knew. It was easier than I thought coming up with 23 facts about myself than I thought. ;) After each student received a card from me with a personal fact their eyes lit up. They loved receiving a fun fact about their teacher and eagerly began writing a fun fact about themselves for me. I was completely blown away by some of the responses too. Some were very general like, "I love animals." "I have 3 cats." "My favorite color is sky blue." But then some of them were more personal like, "My mom and dad just got divorced." "I cannot buy my school supplies yet." "I have no pencils at home." "My mom works late." This activity tells me so much about my students and how they were feeling on the first day of school. Some were feeling happy and excited and some were feeling a little bit anxious and scared. This is an activity that I NEVER skip especially when we go back to school because I know it helps me and my students connect and I get to hear all of their voices.

You can leave these cards out all year for students to fill out if they want to share something with you at any time. They can drop them into a little mailbox. We also did this as a share activity during morning meeting, I Wish My Classmates Knew.

This resource includes 3 pages with 4 cards on each:

  • I Wish My Students Knew
  • I Wish My Teacher Knew
  • I Wish My Classmates Knew

Just print onto your favorite Astrobrights and cut!

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