Let's Break the Ice and get to know each other!
We will create our own mystery riddle of "Who Am I?"
In the style of the popular game, GUESS WHO, this activity stimulate the brains and helps students solve a mystery with critical thinking skills. Getting to know your students and asking them to form bonds with you and each other is a vital goal to help your classroom unify and become a team or community. At the beginning of each school year is a perfect time for fun and learning more about each other in a mysterious way. Asking them to use critical thinking skills, and tasking them with this project will give you a fun, an interactive group time in class, and a time to learn more about your class. Math skills, classifying and sequencing can all be addressed with this project. Speaking & Listening skills are also reinforced.
After this activity, you will know your class's favorite colors, some of their hobbies, favorite books, eye color and even when the most popular birthday month is! You will be able to create small group work, whole class time and will even provide a sorting and classifying lesson.
Looking at their favorite books, you will know what types of books they have already read, which authors are popular, and specific genre's and subject matter that may engage them in free time. And a bonus, is that you will be offering some opportunities for unique creativity to shine through and will be teaching some basic art theory!