Today was our first day back as FIFTH graders! It was a great day! We spent the majority of the day getting to know each other both in our class and throughout the other two fifth grade classes. We had our traditional flag raising ceremony, this time lead by Mr. Lawrence. The first day also gave our fifth graders a chance to begin growing their leadership skills as role models for the rest of the school. From what I could tell, they will do an outstanding job this year!
One of the games we played was a name game in which each student was challenged to think of a word that described them or an interest. The trick was that it had to start with the same letter as their first name. It wasn’t easy, but we were able to learn a little about each other as we shared and repeated around the room. See the tagxedo below to see the different terms used to describe our fifth graders.
We also played a game called Find Someone Who. Students were given a list of tasks that were likely accomplished by other students over the summer. They were tasked with finding other students that knew the answers or completed the tasks. It was a great way to get everyone involved.
I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year will be like!