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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

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What a fun "first day of school" activity to try! Easy to set up--and I bet the students will LOVE it!

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Quick and Easy Cooperative Games that Build Classroom Community

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A cooperative activity that promotes including everyone. Lots of modeling & discussion would make this great for building community.

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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.

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FREEBIE for Back to School! (I didn't look closely at all of these, but I'm sure there's a song to go with all or most of the games listed in this freebie!)

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Families take pictures of their homes. These are attached to building blocks so that the children can use them in their play - from Syrenen Töreboda Blogg (",)

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First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

This is a great ice breaker activity that you can do with your mentee. Instead of toilet paper, you can use random objects within the classroom or site that you are mentoring.

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