Use M&M's to give everyone a chance to share about the topic that corresponds with the M&M color they pick.

Great back to school ice breaker: get to know you game idea. When it is your turn reach into your bag of MMs. Answer the question corresponding to the color for everyone to hear. Eat your MM!

Learning with M&Ms: learning across the curriculum and beyond - Julieverse

Learning with M&Ms: learning across the curriculum and beyond

Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school!

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don’t really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually goo

"Two Truths and a Lie" icebreaker - Everyone in a circle says 2 truths and 1 lie about themselves, and everyone else tries to guess the lie. Click the pin for info; image from http://letterboxcity.com/2011/01/two-truths-and-a-lie/

"Two Truths and a Lie" beginning of the year icebreaker, everyone in class writes 2 truths and 1 lie about themselves, and everyone else tries to guess the lie.

Cup Challenge - groups work together to stack cups in a pyramid using string and a rubber band.

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.

Today I am brining you the perfect combination of back to school ice-breakers and games for those first days of school!    Back to school is a crazy time and we all want to hit the ground running. There are routines and procedures to teach and we are ready to get to them the second those kids walk in the door. Building community and getting to know

Get to Know You Games for the First Weeks of School

Today I am brining you the perfect combination of back to school ice-breakers and games for those first days of school! Back to school is a crazy time and we all want to hit the ground running. There are routines and procedures to teach and we are read

Teaching With a Mountain View: First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

Here is a quick and really fun get-to-know you activity for the first week of school. Have each student take out a sheet of notebook paper and write three interesting, but not widely known facts ab…

Back to School "Snowball" Fight

Here is a quick and really fun get-to-know you activity for the first week of school. Have each student take out a sheet of notebook paper and write three interesting, but not widely known facts ab…

The Gratitude Game....for Thanksgiving Cupcake..trade them according to the color of their cupcake???

With Thanksgiving heading our way, I love to do things to remind my kids of the many blessings we have. There is so much in our lives to be thankful for. I created this little Gratitude Game to play with them, and we have been having loads of fun with it!

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