The desks are arranged, favorite books are displayed, math manipulatives are sorted, and lesson plans are being written. It’s time and energy to start building the classroom community. As I write my lesson plans, I include getting-to-know-you activities. These activities provide opportunities when it comes to learning students to have interaction positively with each other. The youngsters are desperate to make friends that are new find out about the classroom environment, and become part of a school family. In the end, the classroom will end up a property out of the house for the following ten months.
When a classroom functions as a community, children feel safe and accepted. They interact respectfully and responsibly with each other. Building this learning community is fostered through structured routines, consistent schedules, class meetings, shared experiences, and groupings that are flexible. Most of these plain things take time. However, it is time well spent. Here are a few getting-to-know-you activities to market friendship also to begin building a positive classroom community.
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