Friendship Friday! I work on community building ALL year and want my students to appreciate each other, especially at this time of year.

Friendship Friday! I work on community building ALL year and want my students to appreciate each other, especially at this time of year.

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

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

Listening -  Even though this says "listening game for adults", I think it would be great for the elementary classroom as well. It gives students the opportunity to strengthen listening skills as well as cooperation skills, plus it would be fun!

Fun and Engaging Listening Games for Adults

Listening - Even though this says "listening game for adults", I think it would be great for the elementary classroom as well. It gives students the opportunity to strengthen listening skills as well as cooperation skills, plus it would be fun!

Tootling- the opposite of tattling. Tootling is when students write a positive note about their classmates or teacher and stick it up on our tootling board. They love doing it, and it helps promote a cohesive classroom community!

Tootling- the opposite of tattling. Tootling is when students write a positive note about their classmates or teacher and stick it up on our tootling board. They love doing it, and it helps promote a cohesive classroom community!

Print on card stock. Have kid draw picture of self on back. Cut out and put pieces in Baggie. Take home self expression activity!

Back to School: Beginning of the Year Activities Pack

Print on card stock. Have kid draw picture of self on back. Cut out and put pieces in Baggie. Take home self expression activity!

Sparking Student Motivation: Back to School Activities to Keep Students Engaged - Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

Sparking Student Motivation: Back to School Activities to Keep Students Engaged - Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

Building a classroom community is very important and is an indicator of success. Icebreakers and other activities are important to implement during the first days of a new school year. It is important for all students to feel welcome and a part of their small community which actually a part of an even bigger one. Feeling comfortable will help create resilient learners that have confidence in sharing their ideas without fear of being judged.

Building a classroom community is very important and is an indicator of success. Icebreakers and other activities are important to implement during the first days of a new school year. It is important for all students to feel welcome and a part of their small community which actually a part of an even bigger one. Feeling comfortable will help create resilient learners that have confidence in sharing their ideas without fear of being judged.

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