Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Getting to know you {Scavenger Hunt}

I love the first day of school. The freshly sharpened pencil smell; the newness of a fresh start; and of course students who are often scared to get to know their classmates.

I do a lot of partner and group work, so I like to start my year off with my students building relationships with everyone else in the class. We definitely talk about how everyone has different strengths and throughout the year each one will get used.

So what better way to get students talking that helping them get to know one another by conducting a scavenger hunt!?

I've created ten different unique cards that can be printed and passed out to your class. I know class size is larger than 10 people, but it's fun to have a few "winners"
The rules are simple:
1. Pass out one paper per person
2. Have students write their name in the center square
3. Students then have to find other students to fill in the squares to complete the entire page.
4. Once a student finds a person that meets the square's requirements, the student that meets the requirement signs his/her name in the box.
**Prompts are math focused, and help also build math fluency while students also build personal relationships with each other. 

** Depending on class size, you may or may not want to limit the number of signatures per paper. I usually allow students to sign no more than two times on one paper.

- $3
Hope you're as excited as I am about the upcoming school year!

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I found you on the Blog Hop! That's a great back to school activity!

    Grade 4 Buzz