Community Building Activities
Need an idea to end the day? The End of the Day Jar has 24 questions to ask students to get them talking about their school day. This helps build community in the classroom. You can call on students to answer the questions or have them talk with a buddy.
Every morning, my class begins with a morning meeting. My main goals of morning meeting are to get students to wake up, start talking, build relationships, and get happy about being in school! These questions do just that! I have also found that it gets those students who want to tell you everything a chance to do so, but in a controlled and structured way. It also helps those who are a bit more reserved feel more comfortable talking. It's a fun way to start the day!