Listening - Even though this says "listening game for adults", I think it would be great for the elementary classroom as well. It gives students the opportunity to strengthen listening skills as well as cooperation skills, plus it would be fun!
I could use this activity as an ice breaker for the first week of school or as a classroom community builder. I could have the students sit in a circle or break them up into small groups and work on the ice breaker together.
READING PROCESS: HOW YOU SAY IT GAME (R) I love fun ways to interact with your children, especially when they provide wonderful teaching moments. This game helps to teach tone of voice and body language as well as how it affects others’ feelings.
The first days of school can be grueling! This Lego activity is high interest, a challenge, and teaches important lessons about communication. Included are teacher instructions, student instructions, a student reflection sheet and discussion questions.
An "I Message" is just as it sounds! It is a statement about your feelings and beliefs stated in a sentence beginning with the word "I." It is different and more effective than a "You Message" which places blame on someone else. This activity provides an " I Message Formula" for