"Let's Flamingle!" A Writing Prompt Icebreaker Craft for Back to School

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1st - 4th
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I think it’s super-important to build a classroom community and team spirit right from the get go.

I find that when students really know each other, they bond and make wonderful friendships. Caring & kindness result & discipline problems are minimal, making teaching much easier & learning a lot more fun.

For these reasons, I do quick, easy & fun icebreaker activities for our 1st month of school. It is definitely time well spent!

With that in mind, I designed this “Let’s Flamingle!” craftivity.

There are 6, “getting to know you” writing prompt page options. Do one each day, then break students into small groups and “flamingle”. Woo Hoo! A week’s worth of writing, with no additional prep.

I’ve found that students absolutely love sharing things about themselves, so this is an especially fun activity for them.

Introduce the lesson by asking: “What do you think ‘flamingle’ means?” After discussion, share the definition poster. (Flamingle: To socialize and become familiar with your new flock of friends.)

As a whole group discussion, fill in the “Why is it important to flamingle and get to know our classmates?” poster.

Because they are so colorful, completed “flamingo friends” make a terrific back to school bulletin board, or hallway border.

I’ve included 4 photo posters of real flamingos flocking together, as well as 3 other posters you can scatter throughout your display as well.

The “We are all the same; we are all different” poster provides a great diversity discussion as well.

The packet also includes a flamingle treat tag in both color as well as BW. There are 5 on a one-page pattern for quick printing.

Run them off, make two slits on the dashed lines, then insert a colorful marker. Place them on your students’ desks as an inexpensive surprise for them to use to fill in their “wing” pages.

The packet also allows you to grab those extra teachable moments to practice using descriptive adjectives as well as simile.

Be sure and check the PREVIEW for lots of samples.

I’m Diane from Teach With Me, wishing you a fun-filled time flamingling!

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