Cup Challenge - groups work together to stack cups in a pyramid using string and a rubber band.

Collaboration Activity (good for mentor time) from: In the middle: Life as a seventh grade language arts teacher. The Cup Challenge - teach students how to work in cooperative groups with this simple and fun challenge.

Use this activity as an ice breaker for the first week of school or as a classroom community builder. I have my students sit in a circle around our carpet, and I project the "Roll a topic" sheet up on the SmartBoard. Each student takes a turn rolling the dice and answering the corresponding question.

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.

Marker is attached to 8 strings, and the group has to write out a word by working together and only holding onto the last foot foot of each string

Team-building: marker attached to 8 strings; group has to write word working together and only holding onto the last of each string

A student sits on a chair in front of a   white board while the others write a positive phrase about them.    They could not peek at what was being written.

Self-Esteem booster group activity: Have one girl sit on a chair in front of a white board while the others write positive phrases about them. They cannot peek at what is being written. Take a picture and give it to them.

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.

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15 Awesome Classroom Ideas For Teachers

Great back to school ice breaker: get to know you game idea. When it is your turn reach into your bag of MMs. Answer the question corresponding to the color for everyone to hear. Eat your MM!

This game of Mood Charades helps students to identify emotions which is important in perspective taking (reading and communication)

Play Mood Charades!

This game of "Mood Charades" helps students to identify emotions which is important in perspective taking, as well as targets reading and communication skills.

Interactive and hands-on coping strategies for kids and young adults #pathway2success #specialeducation #copingstrategies

Practicing Coping Strategies (with a craft!)

It’s important to teach, practice, and choose coping strategies that work for each individual child. Using a Coping Strategies Fortune Teller can help with all their different feelings in a fun, interactive, and hands-on way.

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