Up next, The Save Sam Challenge! You may have seen this activity lurking around on Pinterest or Instagram. This is a quick challenge that you can easily fit into your schedule! Students work in pairs to try to save Sam the Worm. Here are the directions for the activity:
One of my favorite parts about this activity is the interaction between students that wouldn’t normally pick each other to be partners. Although, I just randomly picked sticks- the mixture of students was a complete success! Here are some pictures of my students completing the activity:
After completing both of the challenges and discussing them of course, we moved on to the best part of the day. Creating our Anchor Chart all about Teamwork! This is hanging on our wall already! It will be a great reference as we start setting up our reading rotations and math rotations!
Do you have specific activities that you use to start the beginning of your year off on the right foot? How do you build classroom teamwork with your students? Pin the image to save this post for later!