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Lesson Plans


Re: H.S. ice breakers

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Mike Delaney (edelaney)
Fri, 13 Aug 1999 12:01:47 -0500


I too agree with you and have seen the students do so much betteer when
they can trust each other. Thank you for your idea. we go back next week
and I am trying to think of some fun stuff to start with. High school kids
enjoy fun too. Ann in Indiana

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> From: suzette milam <smilam>
> To: list <artsednet.edu>
> Subject: RE: H.S. ice breakers
> Date: Friday, August 13, 1999 3:21 AM
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> I like to do a scavenger hunt sheet on the first day. This sheet has
things
> like, "Find someone that enjoys the same favorite movie._____________ The
> movie is________." or "__________________ has an exotic pet. The pet is
> __________.
>
> The students have to get to know each other by asking questions and
finding
> similar interests. I explain at the end that it is important to build a
> community of learners in the class. Everyone must feel safe to create.
The
> comfort of knowing that we are all friends and no one will make fun of
another
> persons artwork is important for growth to take place. I end the class by
> everyone taking the oath of friendship within the class. Defuse the
anxiety
> and fear from the get-go. Besides that it is much more fun to get to know
them
> than it is to dictate rules. I ask my own son what he did on the first
day of
> school and he said he heard rules for each class all day. That made me
realize
> that they probably don't hear any of that stuff after 3 rd period. Look
at
> those glazed over expressions folks.....
>
> Suzette Milam