Tootling- the opposite of tattling. Tootling is when students write a positive note about their classmates or teacher and stick it up on our tootling board. They love doing it, and it helps promote a cohesive classroom community!
Building classroom community is essential in every elementary classroom. Students need to work together all year long! This blog post has activities and an anchor chart that are perfect for fostering teamwork.
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!
Building a classroom community is SO important! Student have to learn very early on that they will need to work together and depend on their classmates to be successful. But how do you instill them with that sense of community? Check out these great id
Team - Classbuilding Ideas + People Hunt : Students search for classmates who have matching characteristics and record their answers on this form. An excellent activity for helping students get to know the others in the classroom. And this activity can develop student's speaking ability. A good little Icebreaker during the First Week of School.