By sharing thoughts and experiences with each other, students can form a sense of belonging within the classroom. This can strengthen connections and relationships between students.
Students learn to share experiences they have had over a holiday break, weekend or other event. This helps them to feel connected and learn more about each other.
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
- share their experiences with confidence
- communicate effectively with their peers.
Instructions 5 min
This activity is a great way for students to share experiences they have had over a holiday break or weekend.
- Ask students to sit in a circle and throw the potato (or a small ball) to one another from left to right.
- Play music while the students are throwing the object.
- Every ten seconds or so, stop the music. The student who is left holding the object is required to say:
- one thing they did over the break
- one good thing they have experienced today
- one reason why they were looking forward to coming back to school.
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