Start off the school year with a student favorite, class building activity where students not only get to know their peers but also have an opportunity to move around the classroom. This product contains six different Find Someone Who activities: Getting to Know You, Getting to Know You Better, Getting to Know Your Peers, Would You Rather, Getting to Know the School, and Getting to Know the Expectations. In addition to the traditional version of the activity, an all new version is included that promotes intrinsic motivation and active engagement. Enjoy getting your kids up and moving the first week of school!
Find Someone Who Instructions:
-Students walk around the room, keeping a hand raised until they find a partner.
-In pairs, Partner A asks a question from the worksheet; Partner B answers it.
-Partner A records the answer on his or her own worksheet.
-Partner B checks and initials the answer.
-Partner B asks a question, and Partner A responds.
-Partner B records the answer on his or her own worksheet.
-Partner A checks and initials the answer.
-Partners thank each other, part, and raise a hand again as they search for a new partner.
-Students repeat the process again.
-When the worksheet is completed, students return to their seats. As they are seated, other students may approach them for answers.
-Once all students have completed the worksheet, they may compare answers in small groups or pairs.
Add a Twist
If you wish to add a bit more rigor to the activity, opt to use the “With a Twist” version.
-Before beginning the activity, let students know that you are going to add a personal challenge.
-Each student must write his/her initials on his/her own page when he/she answers the corresponding question on a peer’s page.
-Students should set a personal goal of answering as many different questions on peer’s papers as possible.
-This twist provides some differentiation for students and offers an opportunity for intrinsic motivation.