The school year is just around the corner, and finding a creative and unique way to connect with your students can be challenging. Your students more than likely spent the summer playing Pokemon Go on their phones, hunting for those creatures all over their neighborhood. You can monopolize on this hot new trend by turning your homeroom or class into a personalized deck of cards. Perfect for a bulletin board, or a great start for a data wall if you are feeling adventurous!
This PDF file contains 6 templates: 5 full color cards and 1 black-and-white for those of us who don't have access to a color copier. Conversely, print off the black and white template and let students color it on their own! Attached to the PDF is a link to this template on a Google Slide deck, giving students the opportunity to type their responses and digitally insert their pictures.
This icebreaker activity gives you a chance to ask thought-provoking questions of your students beyond the same-old "favorite food." What are their goals? What do they like to do with their spare time? What super-abilities do they wish they had? You can fill one out yourself and give kids a unique insight into you and your background. Your younger students will love making themselves cards, and your high school students will act too cool for school, (but you can bet they were playing Pokemon Go too!)