Spread love and kindness across your whole school community. Challenge your students (and staff) to commit to at least one Random Act of Kindness. Use this activity and powerpoint bundle to inspire, challenge and show them how they can make a difference i
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 good. Great if you teach in a speci
Getting to Know You Jar- A Back to School Community Building Activity
Building a Classroom Community with a Student Photo Wall - Lessons With Laughter Ideas for modifying this for first grade in the comments. Could fit into 7 Habits, Responsive Classroom, rule making process, hopes and dreams, etc.
A great getting to know you activity for back to school! Use in literacy rotations. Give students the questions the day before so they can think about their answers. Love this for when we are introducing students to reading rotations!
Favorite Back To School Activity: Friend Wanted Ads
My favorite Back To School Activity! It's the perfect whole class activity to help build community in your classroom at the beginning of the school year. Students share what they are looking for in a new friend, and how they can be a good friend to other
As you start another school year, I’m sure you have a million and one things planned to do with your students. One thing you should definitely take the time to do is set goals with your classroom. They really help set a purpose for ALL of your students and help with building classroom community.