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Getting to know you with grade 5 buddy class?



Hi there-
Does anyone have any ideas that I can do with a K/1 class and their grade 5 buddies, sort of a "getting to know you" feel-good, beginning of the year kind of thing? The classes have already met, but I'd like to do an activity with them, that lets them find out some stuff about each other, and that can maybe be posted around the room. Thanks!


we do a favorites page

Hi, we do a page where I have listed a bunch of things they can name that is their favorites. and then I let them sit together with their buddy, the buddy does the writing. I have one side of lines for the buddy and one side for the 1st grader. i can fax it to you if you have a fax machine. Just let me know and I will give you my email. they love it and then they color it after and draw pics of their favs on the back. It is a great ice breaker especially for the quiet ones, they have to tell their favorites, which leads to open discussions , usually :)


buddy activities

questions for the 5th grade buddies to ask:
* What is your name?
* How old are you?
* Where were you born?
* What is your favorite color?
* What is your favorite food?
* What food donít you like?
* What do you enjoy doing most?
* What do you like about school?
* What don't you like about school?
* How many brothers do you have?
* How many sisters do you have?
* Who is someone you like?
* If you watch television, what show do you like?
* What kind of art do you like to do?
* Where would you like to go on a trip?
* What is your hobby or interest?
* What sport do you like?
* What is your favorite thing to do with your family?
* How are you most like your mom, dad, or another adult?
* If you were going to live alone on an island and could only take one thing with you, what would you take?
* What is the hardest thing you ever had to do?
* When was the last time you were angry?
* If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
* What was the best thing anyone ever said to you?
* What was the best thing anyone ever gave you?
* When are you the happiest?
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