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Building a classroom community is SO important!  Student have to learn very early on that they will need to work together and depend on their classmates to be successful.  But how do you instill them with that sense of community?  Check out these great id

Building a classroom community is SO important! Student have to learn very early on that they will need to work together and depend on their classmates to be successful. But how do you instill them with that sense of community? Check out these great id

Beginning of the Year Team Building Ice Breaker Get to Know You Ideas. Explanation Writing.

Beginning of the Year Team Building Activities Ice Breaker Get to Know You Ideas

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.

Icebreakers That Rock: 3 No-Cheese Activities That Won't Embarass Students -  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.

Icebreakers that Rock

Icebreakers That Rock: 3 No-Cheese Activities That Won't Embarass Students - 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.

50 Beginning of the Year Activities, Ideas & FREEBIES!

50 Beginning of the Year Activities, Ideas & Freebies!

Lots of great ideas here for my little engineer!

{Play Idea} 17 Unique Materials for Building & Creating

creating the tallest cup tower: a STEM challenge

Creating the Tallest Cup Tower: A STEM Challenge

Corkboard Connections: Creating the Tallest Cup Tower: A STEM Challenge; Two packs of 24 cups per table. Students were also required to present their idea(s), data, and final solution to the problem in their own way.

Team - Classbuilding Ideas + People Hunt : Students search for classmates who have matching characteristics and record their answers on this form. An excellent activity for helping students get to know the others in the classroom.  And this activity can develop student's speaking ability. A good little Icebreaker during the First Week of School.

Team - Classbuilding Ideas + People Hunt : Students search for classmates who have matching characteristics and record their answers on this form. An excellent activity for helping students get to know the others in the classroom. And this activity can develop student's speaking ability. A good little Icebreaker during the First Week of School.

Cardboard tube STEM activities for kids to try using cardboard rolls or tubes or even toilet paper rolls. Recycled STEM projects for Earth Day activities too! Cardboard STEM is cheap and easy to set up for home STEM activities or even classroom STEM activities.

Cardboard Tube STEM Activities and STEM Challenges for Kids

Cardboard tube STEM activities for kids to try using cardboard rolls or tubes or even toilet paper rolls. Recycled STEM projects for Earth Day activities too! Cardboard STEM is cheap and easy to set up for home STEM activities or even classroom STEM activities.

Human Caterpillar Wheel - All you need is lots of newspaper, tape, and time. Use teamwork skills to test and build the loop, and then again to navigate the vehicle from one spot to another!

Human Caterpillar Wheel - All you need is lots of newspaper, tape, and time. Use teamwork skills to test and build the loop, and then again to navigate the vehicle from one spot to another!