Of course, they wanted to know A LOT about their teacher! So I had them to complete a KWL chart on me! It's always interesting to see what the students already know about you as a teacher or what they think they know about you! Each learning club was given a few sticky notes and they had to write down what they knew about me, and what they wanted to know about me. We then posted them on our class KWL chart. After that, I used a PowerPoint presentation to introduce myself. Students then completed the L part of the chart.
Finally, the students completed a Find Someone Who.... on Ms. Scriven. They had to mill around to music to find someone who could answer several questions about myself. They really enjoyed this activity!
One last activity to share...I wanted the students to learn more about their classmates so, they completed "Me Puzzles." After they completed the puzzles, they cut the pieces out and placed them in an envelope. Students then had to draw a self portrait on the front of the envelope. After everyone completed their self portraits, I collected them and gave each student a different envelope. They had to put the puzzle back together and try to guess whose puzzle they had based on the information on the puzzle pieces and the self portrait! My students were disappointed that I didn't complete a puzzle, so next year, I think I will!
What are some fun getting to know you and building classroom community activities have you done with your students? I would love to hear all about them!