By intentionally taking time to build a positive community in your classroom, you can ease the challenges of classroom management, improve student attitude toward learning, and create an environment where students feel welcomed and supported. Check out Pr
Building a classroom community is SO important! Student have to learn very early on that they will need to work together and depend on their classmates to be successful. But how do you instill them with that sense of community? Check out these great id
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My favorite Back To School Activity! It's the perfect whole class activity to help build community in your classroom at the beginning of the school year. Students share what they are looking for in a new friend, and how they can be a good friend to others
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.
Listening - Even though this says "listening game for adults", I think it would be great for the elementary classroom as well. It gives students the opportunity to strengthen listening skills as well as cooperation skills, plus it would be fun!
There is nothing I love more than encouraging people, and I plan to have my students encourage each other all the time. Friendship Friday (of even Family Friday) would build the community and connectedness in the classroom.