MY NEW CLASSMATES SCOOT SEL First Day/Month Activity Grades 1-5

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allows students to get to learn names, get to know each other and also bring home their list of friends' names for wonderful communication opportunities with their families!

Years ago a parent told me that her first grader was excited about meeting some new friends in class, but was having trouble remembering names. Ever since then, I have always done a Friends Activity where students bring home their new friends' names. This fosters better communication at home when families ask students about their new class!

Now I have turned our activity into a Scoot Game and Interview opportunity that is Common Core Aligned for Speaking and Listening Standards!


*MY NEW CLASSMATES SCOOT GAME: Directions and 3 versions of Recording Sheets to accommodate multiple class sizes

*4 NEW FRIENDS INTERVIEW: Directions, Get-To-Know-You Questions Brainstorm poster and Recording Sheet

*List of Common Core Standards for K-2 for Speaking and Listening Standards


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Build on others’ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.


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