||Getting students to feel at ease in a new classroom usually takes a bit of time and work. The icebreakers below can be adapted to different age groups and curriculum areas; they'll help your students get to know each other and you! Develop classroom community with our icebreaker games and interview activities -- perfect for new teachers and back to school. These resources encourage friendships and will help students and teachers learn names.
Acquaint Your Class
- Top 10 Icebreakers to Get to Know Your Students
Enjoy icebreakers that will help students get to know each other, assist you with learning names and personalities, and facilitate cooperation and understanding in the classroom. These are great activities for back to school!
- Icebreakers Printable Book (K-8)
"Icebreakers" will help you promote a well-balanced, caring environment, while helping your students get to know each other. This printable book will help you create a foundation of understanding and respect in the classroom.
- "Getting to Know You" Interview Sheet
Use this interview sheet as an icebreaker to help your students get to know their classmates, and to encourage everyone to get along. You can use this activity with the Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo series.
Icebreakers for Substitute Teachers
- New Teacher Resources
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