August 17, 2005
I think that the ice-breaker activity is a good one for the beginning of the year, but also any other time as well. Divide a piece of paper into as many squares as you want - probably at least 12 - 16. At the top of the paper it would say, Find someone that... Inside each square or box, write a description, in Spanish, of course, using grade appropriate vocabulary/grammar. Some examples would be 1) someone who has two brothers; 2) someone who went to the beach this summer 3) someone who read the new Harry Potter - whatever you want to use. Copy enough for everyone. The students need to find classmates who fit the description and have them sign-off in the square. No English allowed, if possible. It gets the students up and moving, and lets them learn something about their classmates. It is noisy, but fun!