January 23, 2019, 07:01:47 PM


Author Topic: Back to School Classes and Ice Breakers  (Read 983 times)

Offline JVPrice

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Back to School Classes and Ice Breakers
« on: August 13, 2018, 09:25:27 AM »
Class is coming back for the Fall semester. I'm struggling to come up with a plan outside of "How was your summer?,"
so I'm curious about some of the best classes, activities, and icebreakers you have used with your students.

Preferably, Middle School level  ;D
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sligo

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Re: Back to School Classes and Ice Breakers
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2018, 09:36:47 AM »
Look around your apartment and find 12 objects / take pictures of 10 things that say the most about you. (12 works best as it can accomodate groups of 3 or 4)

Put the kids into groups and give a few objects / pics to each group.

each group has a sheet of paper and 10 blank lines.

The group has to decide what each item says about you.

every few minutes, swap the items until all groups have seen all items.

Groups feedback answers to you, and you can give points for correct answers.  It also allows them to know more about you.

For instance:  You may give a guide book = i like to travel

Pasta: I love to cook / i love Italian food

You can make it easier or harder my changing how obscure the items are.

This also allows you to assess writing and speaking skills from day 1.

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Offline NTCNEST

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Re: Back to School Classes and Ice Breakers
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 09:23:51 AM »
I teach at a very low level school so I have them tell me all the different ways to say hellp

Offline sim4gogeo

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Re: Back to School Classes and Ice Breakers
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 06:46:55 AM »
It would be helpful for me to prepare coming sesmester! Thanks!!! :-)