Today, after our theme-related warm-up and collecting signed syllabi, each kid got a card from the Chat Pack. I got the idea from another teacher in speech coaching community, and it's really a nice ice-breaker. Each kid gets a questions, and as they take turns, each one stands up, gives their full name, reads their question and then answers it. If they don't like their question, they can use someone else's but only if they can use the person's name to reference it--no "I wanna use that guy's question."
From the website:
* If you could have any book instantly memorized cover to cover, which book would you choose?
* Of all the movie characters you have seen, which one do you believe is most like you?
* Which of the 12 months do you think would best describe your personality?"
To paraphrase the Pioneer Woman, I don't know the Chat Pack people, they don't know me, and I am not being paid for this endorsement of their product. I just like it.
P.S. I like Ree's latest post about blogging well. A lot.