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Printable: First 30 Days of School SEL Classroom Activity

Posted by Faith Mackey on Jul 20, 2022 12:28:00 PM
Faith Mackey

With the first day of school quickly approaching, we wanted to share a fun SEL-themed icebreaker activity!

Breaking the Ice

"An icebreaker is a facilitation exercise intended to help members of a group begin the process of forming themselves into a team. Icebreakers are commonly presented as a game to 'warm-up' the group by helping the members to get to know each other."1

Back to school is usually a little awkward after being away from each other all summer. This activity provides individual prompts that encourage others to share their personality and promote a kind and caring classroom. It also promotes student engagement and participation! 

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  • Print out both pages of this worksheet.
  • Cut out each prompt into paper strips (prompts 1-30).
  • Place prompts in a bowl.
  • Each day, choose a student to read a prompt and do the activity on the strip of paper.
  • Have fun getting to know your students!
    First 30 Days of School SEL Classroom Activity (2)

First 30 Days of School SEL Classroom Activity (1)

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1 Dennick, Reg. Small Group Teaching: Tutorials, Seminars and Beyond. p. 20.

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