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Getting to know you activities are fun and help us ensure we have a down 3 things they want to accomplish before they die; They get into. Our group of fun get to know you games provides activities to meet all three of these requirements. We have divided our list by ages to make it. And I do get-to-know-you activities and icebreakers the first week of Students take turns rolling the die and answering the question that.
Challenge each parent to identify his or her child's hand. Then provide each student with five different-colored paper strips. Have each student write a different talent on separate paper strips, then create a mini paper chain with the strips by linking the five talents together.
As students complete their mini chains, use extra strips of paper to link the mini chains together to create one long class chain. Have students stand and hold the growing chain as you link the pieces together. Once the entire chain is constructed and linked, lead a discussion about what the chain demonstrates -- for example, all the students have talents; all the students have things they do well; together, the students have many talents; if they work together, classmates can accomplish anything; the class is stronger when students work together than when individual students work on their own.
Hang the chain in the room as a constant reminder to students of the talents they possess and the benefits of teamwork. Your school librarian might have a discard pile you can draw from. Invite students to search through the magazines for pictures, words, or anything else that might be used to describe them. Then use an overhead projector or another source of bright light to create a silhouette of each student's profile; have each student sit in front of the light source as you or another student traces the outline of the silhouette on a sheet of by inch paper taped to the wall.
Have students cut out their silhouettes, then fill them with a collage of pictures and words that express their identity. Then give each student an opportunity to share his or her silhouette with the group and talk about why he or she chose some of the elements in the collage.
Post the silhouettes to create a sense of "our homeroom. You can use such cards to gather other information too, such as school schedule, why the student signed up for the class, whether the student has a part-time job, and whether he or she has access to the Internet at home. As a final bit of information, ask the student to write a headline that best describes him or her!
This headline might be a quote, a familiar expression, or anything else. When students finish filling out the cards, give a little quiz. Then read aloud the headlines one at a time. Ask students to write the name of the person they think each headline best describes. Who got the highest score?
It seems as if parents are contacted only if there is a problem with students. At the end of each grading period, use the home address information to send a postcard to a handful of parents to inform them about how well their child is doing. This might take a little time, but it is greatly appreciated! Pop Quiz Ahead of time, write a series of getting-to-know-you questions on slips of paper -- one question to a slip. You can repeat some of the questions.
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Then fold up the slips, and tuck each slip inside a different balloon. Blow up the balloons.
Give each student a balloon, and let students take turns popping their balloons and answering the questions inside.
Contributor Unknown Fact or Fib? This is a good activity for determining your students' note-taking abilities. Tell students that you are going to share some information about yourself.
They'll learn about some of your background, hobbies, and interests from the second oral "biography" that you will present. Suggest that students take notes; as you speak, they should record what they think are the most important facts you share.
When you finish your presentation, tell students that you are going to tell five things about yourself. Four of your statements should tell things that are true and that were part of your presentation; one of the five statements is a total fib.
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This activity is most fun if some of the true facts are some of the most surprising things about you and if the "fib" sounds like something that could very well be true.
Tell students they may refer to their notes to tell which statement is the fib. Next, invite each student to create a biography and a list of five statements -- four facts and one fib -- about himself or herself. Then provide each student a chance to present the second oral biography and to test the others' note-taking abilities by presenting his or her own "fact or fib quiz.
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Mitzi Geffen Circular Fact or Fib? Here's a variation on the previous activity: Organize students into two groups of equal size. One group forms a circle equally spaced around the perimeter of the classroom.
There will be quite a bit of space between students.
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The other group of students forms a circle inside the first circle; each student faces one of the students in the first group. Give the facing pairs of students two minutes to share their second oral "biographies.
After each pair completes the activity, the students on the inside circle move clockwise to face the next student in the outer circle. Students in the outer circle remain stationary throughout the activity. To save paper, display the sheet on the interactive whiteboard. Students take turns rolling the die and answering the question that matches their roll.
Skit-tell Us About Yourself With students seated in a circle, I pass around a bag of Skittles, telling each student to pick two. Once everyone has their candies, I turn around the Skit-tell us About Yourself board. Going around the circle, students share information about themselves based on the color candy they have selected. If you only have enough time to go around once, students can choose between their two colors.
If someone has two of the same color, they can give two different answers to the same question or trade with a classmate. This activity can also be done with any other assorted colored candies. Autograph Scavenger Hunt Pass out the scavenger hunt sheet and watch the students swing into action as they try to find a different classmate for each box.
This activity gets loud in a good way! Beach Ball Introductions Students sit in a circle and toss a ball to a classmate in the circle. Students share information about themselves using the sentence stems their left and right pointer fingers are closest to.
To prepare the ball for this activity, I used a permanent marker to write the first part of the sentence on one half of the ball while the words I write on the opposite side call for further explanation. They might answer, This summer I went to visit my grandma during the month of July.
In another variation, I use a ball that has several different ideas for sharing information. On that ball, the student responds to whichever prompt their left pointer finger is touching.
Back to School "Survival" Bags Each year I make treat bags for my students to give to them on the first day of school.
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This activity helps students understand that the classroom they have been assigned to for the next year is a warm and caring environment. I place the bags on desks before school, so as soon as my students walk in the room they see the bags tagged with their names and the words " Your Third Grade Survival Kit. Shortly before going home, we take all of the items out of our bags one by one and discuss their meaning.
The items I have chosen for the bag let the students know they are in an encouraging environment where we will all look out for each other and where effort is expected and rewarded. Click on the images above to print you own editable treat bag. They get to choose the question or challenge that they perform.
Making Appointments Getting-to-know-you icebreaker Appointment cards are handed out within the group.
Each card has space for 3 or 4 names on one side and some introductory questions on the other. The group mingles and people set up appointments with each other. Once everyone has filled in their cards, announce that it is time for the first appointment. Everyone gets a card upon which they write their name and the names of three things they like to do. The two groups swap cards. A drawer takes a card from the pile, memorizes the objects listed on the card, puts the card back into the deck and shuffles it.
He or she begins to draw one of the objects while the rest of the team looks at the cards to see if they can link the activity with a person. The first team to successfully match activities to names wins! Three Things in Common Getting-to-know-you icebreaker The participants are divided into groups of 3 or 4.
Each group must find three things that they have in common with each other. The weirder those things are — the better. After 10 minutes each group announces the three things they have in common.
Destination Charades Fun icebreaker Everyone thinks of a city or country that they have been to or want to visit. They then choose three clues to describe the place and act those clues out using charades.