Have you ever had a moment when you didn’t know someone’s name but you were too embarrassed to ask? That happens to students too! Sometimes they can go through an entire class without knowing the names of their peers. I believe it is important for the entire class to get to know one another’s names; I feel it helps them to interact more comfortably when working on class activities and assessments. This is a fast, fun, and easy activity that will get students smiling and using each other’s name. And the best part? No prep for you.
1. Students make a large circle including all members of class.
2. Students use a ball to toss, following the game rules.
3. By then end of the activity everyone should know names!
The entire activity takes me about 10 minutes of class time; I usually do this at then end of a class with 10-15 minutes left. This is a great activity for back to school or the start of a class.
Files included in this purchase (pdf):
• Name Ball Quiz, teacher guide
Value Option: This activity is included in my English Buddies Pack, a mini-unit designed for back to school or community building. Consider purchasing the whole pack and getting a total of 23 pages for a great value.
I hope you and your students enjoy this product as much as we have in my classroom. Happy Teaching! :) Ms. C311