We All Fit Together: A Fun Community Building Activity for Your Students!

Whether you are already back with your students or still preparing your classroom for the new school year, we have the perfect activity to help connect your students!

In this activity, each student receives a puzzle piece that they are to decorate with their names, personality traits, hobbies, favorite items, and any other symbols they’d like to add. All the student puzzle pieces then come together to form one, interconnected class puzzle that fits together beautifully! Teachers can have discussions with students regarding similarities, differences, uniqueness, community, respect, and diversity. Students can present their puzzle piece and look for commonalities among their classmates. Also included is a puzzle piece with community building words, such as “diversity,” “respect,” etc to help remind students that they are part of one classroom community. The completed puzzle is then displayed on the wall or bulletin board for all to admire.

A great first day of school activity or an awesome community building activity that’s perfect for any time of the year! An effective team-building activity for any age and any grade level!

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Grade 4 – Habitat : Sharing the Planet

Looking for an interesting Cross-Curricular Unit Plan for Habitat for the Grade 4’s? Check this Unit Plan out. It consists of overall expectations, immersion lessons/tasks and brief lessons for Language (Writing and Oral), Visual Arts, Science and Drama. We have also included Process Skill and Culminating Task.

You will find great ideas that you can definitely work with, alter and extend whichever way you wish. We started you off! From here, let the creativity flow!

Medieval Activities

From my experience, teaching a unit on Medieval Times is one of the best parts of the curriculum.    There are so many ideas, activities that can be done.  I find that organizing my ideas for the upcoming unit helps me plan out my activities and see the cross curricular aspects of my lessons.  The concept map below lists some activities/learning opportunities I have done in the past.

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