Monday, September 02, 2013

GETTING TO KNOW YOU:Classroom Activities for Starting Off the School Year

As a new school year begins, teachers and students renew relationships after the long summer break, see new faces, and establish their routines for the year.

The activities in this packet (written by Tom Roderick) will help you get the year off to a good start by engaging you and your students in getting to know each other, practicing listening and oral skills, and discussing the values that will shape your classroom community.

There are separate sets of activities for grades Pre-K to 2, grades 3 to 5, and grades 6
to 12. They are adapted from exercises in the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program and the 4Rs Program (Reading, Writing, Respect & Resolution).

The booklet can be downloaded from the website,

Have a preview in the following screen.
For additional activities, you can visit the on-line teacher resource center at

You can also have some very good "getting to know you" activities, collaborative and group activities from this material published in Spanish:

Juegos para Usar en cursos i reuniones. Es una compilación de técnicas de animación, rompehielos y juegos que pueden ser usados por cualquier persona que necesite estimular la participación en la pràctica.