Marker is attached to 8 strings, and the group has to write out a word by working together and only holding onto the last foot foot of each string.

Marker is attached to 8 strings, and the group has to write out a word by working together and only holding onto the last foot foot of each string. Great team building activity for upper elementary students.

Use this activity as an ice breaker for the first week of school or as a classroom community builder. I have my students sit in a circle around our carpet, and I project the "Roll a topic" sheet up on the SmartBoard. Each student takes a turn rolling the dice and answering the corresponding question.

Use this activity as an ice breaker for the first week of school or as a classroom community builder. I have my students sit in a circle around our carpet, and

In the middle: Life as a seventh grade language arts teacher

Collaboration Activity (good for mentor time) from: In the middle: Life as a seventh grade language arts teacher. The Cup Challenge - teach students how to work in cooperative groups with this simple and fun challenge.

"Would You Rather".  Perfect for Back to School activities. Perfect for Brain Breaks! They can be used in stations or after work is complete with a small group or partners. Use in morning meeting activities! Use them to form a persuasive paragraph by answering the "why" question. Get to know each other and strike up a conversation with your opinions. Set of 48 cards.

WOULD YOU RATHER - partner or group game cards for getting to know each other

"Would You Rather". Perfect for Back to School activities. Perfect for Brain Breaks! They can be used in stations or after work is complete with a small group or partners. Use in morning meeting activities! Use them to form a persuasive paragraph by answ

A student sits on a chair in front of a   white board while the others write a positive phrase about them.    They could not peek at what was being written.

Great idea for a surprise . Have one girl sit on a chair in front of a white board while the others write positive phrases about them. She cannot peek at what was being written. Take a picture and give it to them later.

This is a story tower where children illustrate the title on one card, the setting, author's purpose, beginning, middle, end! They write sentences or a paragraph on the back. Then they build it. This can be a group activity, where each child does one card to build a group story tower or each child can make their own.(Pic only/See explanation above)

This is a story tower where children illustrate the title on one card, the…

Perfect for back to school: Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school.

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don’t really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually goo

Anti-bullying activity: Group activity using toothpaste, a plate and toothpicks to demonstrate how you can't take words back. Love this! Mrs. O Knows: Did I Just Leave The Dollar Tree With That Many Bags?

ACTIVITY Anti-bullying activity: Group activity using toothpaste, a plate and toothpicks to demonstrate how you can't take words back. O Knows: Did I Just Leave The Dollar Tree With That Many Bags?

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