This year I plan to get my students moving on the first day. With this activity students are practicing their listening and speaking skills while getting to know their classmates.
To get started, print the task cards on colored cardstock, laminate, and cut. Explain to students that they are going to learn about each other by playing “Quiz Quiz and Switch”. Pass out the task cards to each student. Students walk around the classroom until the teacher rings a bell/chimes. They find a partner and stand back to back. Lost and found students come to the front of the room. Students face their partners, introduce themselves, and take turns reading their task cards and listening to each other. Print out or write the sentence stem on the board. When they’re done with their discussion they switch cards, thank their partner, and stand back to back. The teacher begins this process again. This activity lasts about 15 minutes.