Great idea for a surprise . Have one girl sit on a chair in front of a white board while the others write positive phrases about them. She cannot peek at what was being written. Take a picture and give it to them later.
Collaboration Activity (good for mentor time) from: In the middle: Life as a seventh grade language arts teacher. The Cup Challenge - teach students how to work in cooperative groups with this simple and fun challenge.
"Would You Rather". Perfect for Back to School activities. Perfect for Brain Breaks! They can be used in stations or after work is complete with a small group or partners. Use in morning meeting activities! Use them to form a persuasive paragraph by answ
Who can build the longest paper chain? Students will be in groups and using the materials of glue, scissors, and one piece of construction paper they will create the longest paper chain they can. Groups will be competing against one another.
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M&Ms Feelings Activity: A great icrebreaker for small groups. I think this would be a good choice for beginning of year in developing a positive learning climate at the beginning of the year, ala Spencer Henry.