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This is awesome team building idea for small groups of Scouts.


Marshmallow Challenge Handout. A great team building activity for the first days of school! Watched it in action, all types of students get involved! Love it!


Small group problem solving: "You have 2 minutes to devise a method to suspend/hold as many marshmallows above the ground as possible." Pts awarded for creativity, building design, and number of marshmallow's successfully suspended. Construction Materials 5' length of string 1 bag of large marshmallows 10 rubber bands 5 straws 10 toothpicks


Use this activity as an ice breaker for the first week of school or as a classroom community builder. I have my students sit in a circle around our carpet, and I project the "Roll a topic" sheet up on the SmartBoard. Each student takes a turn rolling the dice and answering the corresponding question.

from Scholastic Teachers

Building Classroom Community

Building a classroom community is very important and is an indicator of success. Icebreakers and other activities are important to implement during the first days of a new school year. It is important for all students to feel welcome and a part of their small community which actually a part of an even bigger one. Feeling comfortable will help create resilient learners that have confidence in sharing their ideas without fear of being judged.


All For the Love of Teaching: Saving Sam: A Team-Building Activity great for first day team building activity


Sparking Student Motivation: Back to School Activities to Keep Students Engaged

from Teachers Pay Teachers

Back to School: Beginning of the Year Activities Pack

Start off the new school year with these 6 community building activities for purchase on TpT. This pack includes: * Classmate Scavenger Hunt, * Find a Friend Scavenger Hunt, * Materials for "Two Truths and a Lie" activity, * Materials for "The Many Pieces of Me" activity, & *Materials for "Where Do You Stand?" Class Values Activity.

from I Teach. What's Your Superpower?

Classroom Community Building

I want to have an open relationships with my students and I want them to feel safe discussing any topics, including the more difficult ones like race, culture, religion, etc. I think this saying hanging in the class will foster that idea and is a good way to show your students you are a person always willing to learn and be there for them. This is part of creating a prosocial environment, as our text described in Chapter 4.