Today was change group day. I don't assign students seats, just groups. Later in the year (depending on the class) I get rid of assigned seats all together. Usually I just put sticky notes or a paper with all the group member names on it. This time I came across a fun idea over at The Curriculum Corner and thought I would try it out. So I wrote everyone's name on a 12x18 piece of paper. Then I cut them out so each Chickadee had a section with their name on it.
Next, I gave each student their name and sent them off to find the other 6 new friends they would be sitting with.
Once they found all seven group members they started coloring their piece.
I was originally hesitant to try this....some of my kids just do all the work and the room just gets a little crazy. But not today. It was amazing they were all looking and helping each other out. And I wish I could have recorded the cheering when they figured out how to get all the pieces together.
So fun. I think I will have to do it again next month:-)