Use this activity as an ice breaker for the first week of school or as a classroom community builder. I have my students sit in a circle around our carpet, and I project the "Roll a topic" sheet up on the SmartBoard. Each student takes a turn rolling the dice and answering the corresponding question.

Use this activity as an ice breaker for the first week of school or as a classroom community builder. I have my students sit in a circle around our carpet, and

A student sits on a chair in front of a   white board while the others write a positive phrase about them.    They could not peek at what was being written.

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.

In the middle: Life as a seventh grade language arts teacher

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.

"The Key to Being a Good Friend"  Great elementary lesson + bulletin board idea = killing 2 birds with 1 stone  www.elementarysch...

"The Key to Being a Good Friend" Great elementary lesson + bulletin board idea = killing 2 birds with 1 stone www. by evelyn

"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 answering the "why" question. Get to know each other and strike up a conversation with your opinions. Set of 48 cards.

WOULD YOU RATHER - partner or group game cards for getting to know each other

"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

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Adolescent Counseling Tool: What are Things I Can & Can't Control

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Anti-bullying activity: Group activity using toothpaste, a plate and toothpicks to demonstrate how you can't take words back. Love this! Mrs. O Knows: Did I Just Leave The Dollar Tree With That Many Bags?

ACTIVITY Anti-bullying activity: Group activity using toothpaste, a plate and toothpicks to demonstrate how you can't take words back. O Knows: Did I Just Leave The Dollar Tree With That Many Bags?

Your challenge is to work with your group to build the longest paper chain using ONLY 1 piece of construction paper.

Paper Chain Challenge - STEM Activity

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.

Mixed Emotions Paper Chain

Tips and Tricks for Parents Teaching Kids about Emotions

Mixed Emotions Paper Chain Kids can write about their mood on different colored strips of paper to create a paper chain. A strong visual reminder that we all experience a colorful variety of emotions.

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Early Elementary Counseling Tool: What are Things I Can & Can't Control

Circle of Control Activities for Individual Counseling, Small Groups, and Developmental Guidance Lessons.

Living a RAD Life: M&Ms Feelings Activity

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.

Back to school freebie - a great get to know you for High School students.

Espresso Yourself

Have students fill in the "espresso" with info about them and then cut out the espresso for a bulletin board.

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