Six back-to-school activities that help students get to know each other as you learn their names! These unique activities are a great way to start the school year well, but they can be used all year, especially the Classmate Comparison!
Getting to Know You
Help students tell you more about themselves through the use of a survey sheet.
10 Raise-Your-Hand Introductions
For 10 minutes on each day during the first five days of school, ask students these questions about themselves (and have optional discussions) so you can get to know them and they can get to know each other better.
Have students go on a scavenger hunt to discover more about each other.
Talk About Class Unity
Create a booklet with a fun, fill-in-the-blank fable from Aesop about how getting along can make your classroom group stronger.
Your Class Tapestry
Have students and their parents create an informative square about the student. Then hang up all the squares together to create a class tapestry on the wall of your classroom.
Pair up students and have them fill in this Venn diagram to capture what is similar and different between themselves and one other classmate. Then they can write a comparison paragraph on what they find! This activity can be done all year to sharpen a student's comparison skills and to help him or her get to know classmates better!
SL Free - Getting to Know Each Other - Beginning Year Introductions is copyrighted ©2017 by S. Kay Seifert. Parents and teachers may reproduce worksheets from this Simple Literature product for personal use in public, private, or home-school classrooms. No part of this manuscript and curricula may be included in printed, Web, digital, or any form of print, Web, digital, cloud, or electronic curricula, or distributed, personally, electronically, via the cloud, or commercially without the express written permission of S. Kay Seifert. All rights reserved. First printing, 2016.