Friendship Friday! I work on community building ALL year and want my students to appreciate each other, especially at this time of year.

There is nothing I love more than encouraging people, and I plan to have my students encourage each other all the time. Friendship Friday (of even Family Friday) would build the community and connectedness in the classroom.

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

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

Morning Meeting Questions

Morning Meeting Questions

Morning Meeting Questions: Practice randomly-selected conversation questions each day, used as the "key to get into the classroom".

By intentionally taking time to build a positive community in your classroom, you can ease the challenges of classroom management, improve student attitude toward learning, and create an environment where students feel welcomed and supported. Check out Presto Plans' 5 favorite ways to build classroom community on The Secondary English Coffee Shop blog!

By intentionally taking time to build a positive community in your classroom, you can ease the challenges of classroom management, improve student attitude toward learning, and create an environment where students feel welcomed and supported. Check out Pr

Perfect for back to school: Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school.

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don’t really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually goo

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!

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! Love this!

The best Morning Meeting resource! Uses the 4 components of the Responsive Classroom Morning Meeting model, great for building community.

Morning Meeting Resources

The best Morning Meeting resource! Uses the 4 components of the Responsive Classroom Morning Meeting model, greetings, share, activities, and morning message. Great for building community.

My favorite Back To School Activity! It's the perfect whole class activity to help build community in your classroom at the beginning of the school year.  Students share what they are looking for in a new friend, and how they can be a good friend to others.  Perfect for first, second, third and fourth grade!

Favorite Back To School Activity: Friend Wanted Ads

My favorite Back To School Activity! It's the perfect whole class activity to help build community in your classroom at the beginning of the school year. Students share what they are looking for in a new friend, and how they can be a good friend to others

Your challenge is to work with your group to build the longest paper chain using ONLY 1 piece of construction paper.

Paper Chain Challenge - STEM Activity

Who can build the longest paper chain? Students will be in groups and using the materials of glue, scissors, and one piece of construction paper they will create the longest paper chain they can. Groups will be competing against one another.

85 Favorite Community Building Activities, Games, and Songs for Morning Meeting! Inspired by Responsive Classroom | Classroom Community

Morning Meeting Activities & Games

85 Favorite Community Building Activities, Games, and Songs for Morning Meeting! Inspired by Responsive Classroom

Guess Who? Cards are a simple time-filler activity for those times that you need to fill about 5 minutes before recess or lunch, or the end of the day. This activity also strengthens sense of belonging and community in the classroom. See this blog post for a brief explanation of how you can get started in your classroom.

Guess Who? Cards are a simple time-filler activity. This activity also strengthens sense of belonging and community in the classroom.

These are practical tips for helping students build stronger relationships in the classroom. A positive classroom community is so important!

I can't wait to try these practical tips for helping students build stronger relationships! Team building and class building activities make a world of difference!

Classroom community building activities to make every classroom more compassionate, caring, and inclusive!

Classroom Community Building

Building Up Classroom Classroom community building activities to make every classroom more compassionate, caring, and inclusive!

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