Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Interesting Tidbits

 free interesting tidbit
I have a fun activity to do on Meet the Teacher Night or on the 1st Day of School. Have students fill out an "Interesting Tidbits" sheet about themselves. They write one thing or tidbit that others might not know about them. For example some students might write, "I have 5 dogs.", "I have 4 brothers and sisters.", or "My dad is in the army."   Nothing personal should be shared. Collect all the sheets and read them on the First Day of School. The students have to guess who the interesting tidbit belongs to. This is a fun way to get to know students in the classroom. Then I bind all of them together and make a classbook. The book is placed in our classroom library to be read over and over.

This activity was beneficial in many ways. One way was it got students to do an activity while I was busy at Meet the Teacher Night by meeting with parents and other students. The second way was for me to assess my student's writing skills before getting to know them yet. I could tell what kind of writer each student was, if they could write a complete sentence, and/or who was having trouble with their writing. All of this was great knowledge of my students before meeting them.

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Have a great first week!
See you soon,