Nearpod Student Ice Breakers for Fun Fridays, Morning Meetings, & Back to School

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Learning N Progress
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Description

Building classroom community during distance learning is easy with these fun ice breakers. Make learning fun!!! This Google Slides/Nearpod lesson is easy to use and engaging. It includes Nearpod activities, such as matching, Time to Climb (an interactive race up a mountain), and draw it activities. This can be used ALL YEAR!!!

PLEASE NOTE: These ice breakers are also included in the digital morning meeting. Click here to view this product.

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Simply start a Nearpod lesson (included with this product), which will automatically open a live Zoom meeting. Then, open up the Google Slides presentation (included with this product) and share your screen during Zoom. The Google Slides presentation includes links, so that you may easily navigate to different parts of the lesson during your live virtual meeting. This product includes step-by-step directions with pictures to help you get started. If you need further assistance, feel free to reach out to me.

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An introduction to Nearpod...

Nearpod is an engaging and interactive way to deliver instruction through distance learning and/or support your literacy/math centers. You can create a free Nearpod account, and the instructions for doing so are included in this bundle. It only takes 2 minutes to sign up.

Students can either join the lesson by using a desktop/Chromebook and going to the Nearpod website OR students can use the app on a tablet/ipad.

Nearpod can be used in two ways. These lessons can be assigned to your whole class simultaneously, allowing you to control your students' screens even when in a different location. This makes them perfect for distance learning!!! They can also be assigned to individual students to complete at their leisure, again making it ideal for distance learning. I LOVE to assign Nearpod lessons as independent work during centers. It gives students the opportunity to practice when working independently. The best part is that you will have access to reports that show you all of their answers. This makes for very useful data!

Detailed Information About this Lesson...

This product contains a Google Slides lesson (40 slides), an informative PDF to help you get started, and a link to a Nearpod lesson. Here is what's included:

  • 6 interactive games that can be completed during live virtual lessons (described below)
  • detailed descriptions of all games and activities
  • a pacing guide describing how to implement virtual morning meeting during the first two weeks of school
  • teaching tips and set-up instructions

There are six games included in this lesson:

  • Student Guess Who: Students draw a self-portrait and two clues about themselves on their Nearpod screens. Then, the teacher digitally shares one with the class via Nearpod. The students must use the clues to guess who drew the picture.
  • 2 Time to Climb EDITABLE games: Prior to playing, edit these questions to describe you, the teacher, or the students. These games are fun after the students have gotten to know each other a bit!
  • I'm Thinking of an Animal: Students draw an animal and think of three clues. The teacher shares a picture using Nearpod and the student says their clues. The other students then try to guess the animal.
  • Artist Helper: Students are given a shape or line and asked to finish the drawing. This game is very fun! You will love seeing what your students come up with!!!

More Fun Friday Resources from Learning N Progress:

Fun Friday Nearpod Games - a BEST-SELLER for Upper Grades

Read and Draw - NEW PRODUCT for Primary Grades

The Meme Game for All Year - NEW PRODUCT for Upper Grades

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Nearpod Phonics Lessons from Learning N Progress:

CVC Words All-In-One Bundle

Consonant Digraphs and Long Vowels Blended Learning Bundle

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21 pages
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).
Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.
Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.

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