Middle and High School Get to Know You
What educators are saying
Back-to-school season can be tough - you need to learn names and personalities, establish rules and routines, and teach content. Meanwhile, it's a struggle to find novel and engaging get-to-know-you activities for your middle and high school students. Use our no-prep, original, and engaging printables to get your students talking about themselves, to each other, and to you. Make your back-to-school season easy!
These get-to-know-you back-to-school worksheets are novel and interesting. They get your students up and moving, and enable them to tell you a bit about themselves in a creative way. They also make great classroom displays once they’re finished!
In these back-to-school activities, students get to know their peers by working through the worksheets. In doing so, they’ll
- Meet their classmates
- Build classroom community by identifying similarities with their classmates
- Work individually, in pairs, and/or in small groups
- Practice speaking in pairs, small groups, and/or in front of the class
- Explain how they learn best and a bit about themselves
- Explain what their academic interests are and their study load
These novel get-to-know-you activities for middle and high school students offer a variety of ways for you to learn more about your students. Included in the activities are three back-to-school activities with student worksheets. These get-to-know-you activities include
- The About Me, About Us, and About Them worksheets. These get-to-know-you worksheets are great to use together. Begin by getting students to complete the ‘About Me’ worksheet about themselves, then the ‘About Them’ worksheet about one other student in the class who they interview. Finally, students can do the ‘About Us’ worksheet in a small group, or you could run it as a whole-class discussion activity and build classroom community by identifying common interests.
- The second get-to-know-you activity is the Student Survey Top Five worksheet. In the activity, students tell you about themselves - their top five books, songs, movies, famous people, vacation memories, and goals. This worksheet also asks students how they think they learn best and the other classes they are taking that year to give you an idea of their academic interests and study load.
- The third get-to-know-you activity is the Find Someone Who worksheet. This get-to-know-you activity helps students to get to know each other. Simply give students the worksheets, set a time limit (or a first-to-finish prize as an incentive) and set them loose.
Not only will these get-to-know-you activities build classroom community, but they’ll also engage students and help you learn more about them.
Teachers like you have said:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Kelly: “Great for first day”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Lesley: “Easy print and go activity.”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Keisha: “This was a fun activity for my students.”
These get-to-know-you worksheets also prepare students to achieve ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors for Study Success: K-12 College- and Career-Readiness Standards
✨B-SS 1. Use effective oral and written communication and listening skills
✨B-SS 2. Create positive and supportive relationships with other students
✨B-SS 3. Create relationships with adults that support success
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