Skittles get to know you game: Everyone takes as many as they want. For every red skittle, you tell embarrassing moments or memorable moments in your life. For every orange skittle, you tell a goal that you have. For every purple skittle, you tell an achievement. For every yellow skittle, you tell about a hobby or interest that you have. For every green skittle, you tell about your "favorites." This could be your favorite food, your favorite vacation, your favorite brand of lip gloss..etc.
Love these ideas for teaching kids to relax! So important in our technology-focused, go-go-go society.
My Heart Map. Students create a heart map in their writer's notebook as inspiration for their writing. 3 important people, 3 hobbies, 3 important places, 3 memories, and 3 important things. They will always have something to write about for a personal narrative. Could adapt this for an end of year activity - 3 things I loved about this year/ 3 best friends etc.
Stacking Cups - Working Cooperatively as a team - On a table have several cups to stack. To stack the cups on top of each other, students will work together to pick the cups up with a rubberband grabber. To make the rubberband grabber, tie pieces of string to a rubber band, spacing them as evenly apart as possible (it should look like a sunshine with sun rays going out in all directions). Each person should hold onto one of the strings that are attached to the rubber band and the ...