Our faculty lined the front sidewalk to greet, high five, fistbump students as they arrived on the first day.
and the quote goes on… For maximum happiness, peace and contentment – may we choose a positive attitude.
Thanks to @druinok (or whomever!) – I used the nameplate as a quick intro. Students then had to meet with someone else and introduce them to the class and share something from their name plate.
Crazy schedule 1 classes, I had 30 minutes, 2 classes 10 minutes and 3 classes then entire time.
We used the towel problem from Powerful Problem Solving. Lots of laughter. Some struggles. But a great way to begin the year.
Perseverance, communication (speaking & listening), following directions – all soft skills for any venture in life. We complicated it, by adding more people to our “islands” and a couple of classes, I added a time constraint on the 3rd attempt. Big idea – we all had the same goal – some finished sooner than others – we had varied approaches (whose approach was best?), when you didn’t do so well – they hopped back on the island and tried again! Every group (except one) completed the task successfully.
It was a good first day.