This is a big puzzle piece for students to fill in as a get to know you activity for the first day of school. All students are an important piece of the puzzle! Maybe for a musical master"piece" board!
I could use this activity as an ice breaker for the first week of school or as a classroom community builder. I could have the students sit in a circle or break them up into small groups and work on the ice breaker together.
Saving Sam -- Partners must save Sam by retrieving the life jacket from under the boat and putting it on Sam. Groups may use only paperclips. Kids cannot touch Sam, the boat, or the life preserver with their bare hands.
A great resource to use as an ice breaker; ideal for a new tutor group. This encourages students to get up and about communicating with others to extract information and find things in common, breaking the ice and begin bonding with one another!
Everyone gets a square with a quarter circle, this is the end result- could be a good ice breaker beginning of year activity. Each student decorates the square and includes their name. Nice way to decorate the bulletin boards in the beginning of the year!