Icebreaker Activity: Make back to school time lots of fun by welcoming your new class with a great icebreaker prompt card set. These are high-interest and non-threatening topics every child, even the shy ones, can say something about! YOU could even pick a card or two and share a bit about yourself to model the way you would like the students to elaborate! It's all about getting to know each other quickly and creating a positive classroom environment from the start! These are great to have for use during Kagan structures and classbuilding or teambuilding activities.
This is a perfect back to school resource for the first day or first week of school. The cards can be used repeatedly on different occasions, because when a student draws a card, chances are, the next time it will be a new prompt for them! These would also be perfect for those extra few minutes here and there that you would like to fill with meaningful interaction or discussion.
This colorful 40 card set can be used in small or large group circles or as a whole class activity for speaking and listening. Students take turns drawing a card from a draw pile, jar or basket. They read the prompt and respond to it. These task cards will be helpful to practice good listening and speaking skills any time of the year as well!
The prompts would also make for fantastic writing prompts for journal time during the first weeks.
High interest topics include these and more:
All prompts are written in kid-friendly language with easy readability and are best suited for second grade and third grade students. Younger students may need help reading the text, but could certainly answer the questions!
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