Games designed to help teachers and students get to know each other.
2nd grade and up
Paper and pencil for each student
Prepare 5 questions that you can ask the students. Here are some sample questions: What is your favorite dessert, favorite subject, favorite game, favorite restaurant, What do you want to be when you grow up?
Pass out the paper and pencils and instruct each child to write their name on the paper.
Read the questions one at a time but tell them not to let anyone see their answers.
When you finish asking the questions, collect the papers.
Read one of the papers to the group, but do not tell them whose paper it is.
Let them guess whose answers you are reading.
As they write their answers, tell them not to worry about spelling everything correctly. Otherwise, you will spend a lot of time helping to spell words and they would be giving their answers away to the other students.
Tell the children ahead of time that you will be reading their answers to the group. If there is something on their paper they don't want read aloud, they should put an X on it, so you know not to share it.
If you don't have time to read everyone's answers, save them till the following week and read them then. This game could actually continue for a couple of weeks if you have a lot of students.