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Question Ball Game! Cover a ball in questions (be creative!), sit in a circle and toss the ball around, answer the question that your right hand thumb lands on. Could also be themed for party games/ice breakers (baby shower, bridal shower, bachelorette party, etc)

Life as I Know it...: 52 Get to Know You Questions! You catch the ball and whatever your right thumb is touching you answer!

This is the M and M game: Buy M and Ms and pour them into a bowl.  Each person scoops a cupful. In turn, reach into the cup and grab an M and M.  Then answer a question based on whichever color is chosen.  Snack on the M and M after question is answered.

Quiet Critters They live in a soundproof jar & only come out when it's quiet. Loud noises hurt their ears, but whispering is ok They love to sit on students' desks & watch & learn from the students. If the student is too loud, they get moved to the other side of their desk. If they continue to be loud they go back into their jar. At the end of the quiet lesson whoever still has a Quiet Critter on their desk can have points, a sticker or whatever incentives you have in the room.

Have all yw write something nice about that girl on the grease board. Take a picture and give it to her to keep.

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First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

First Day of School Activities for Big Kids- The Toilet Paper Game. I LOVE this idea for middle 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.

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Favorite Back to School Pins

Back to School Beach Ball: This is a fun get-to-know you activity that gets kids talking. Throw the ball and have them answer the question that their thumb touches.

Meaningful First Week Activities: questions about the upcoming school year that students answer on post it notes in small groups and then stick them under the question. class discussion afterward

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freebie friday and good character bingo

What Makes A Good Classmate Chart | Using My Teacher Voice

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Calming Find It Game

This Calming Find It Game is perfect for changing a child's focus from being upset to concentrating on finding fun objects in a find it game. I use this fo