This is a great first day/week activity for getting to know students, and they will love it because it involves candy! They randomly choose an M out of the bag, depending on the color they choose they will answer a question about themselves. If some students do not like chocolate you could use Skittles instead. 0642
Five Cooperative Learning Activities to do on the First Day of School
Five cooperative learning activities that will help build your classroom community during the first week of school. Find out the activities that I have fallen in love with over the past 16 years of teaching.
Use this All About Me sheet as a beginning of year activity. Students can work on this as they are walking into the classroom on the first day of school, while you are busy talking to parents and getting others settled. This sheet can also be used as a guide when students share some facts about themselves to the rest of the class.
I use these Whole Brain Teaching attention getters on a daily basis with my ELL students. These attention getters are a great way to improve your classroom management. I usually pick one or two to teach the class at the beginning of the year. Then every month or every few weeks, I introduce a new attention getter, which my students can't wait for!!