It’s a brand new school year, and after the one we just had, we need to double down on positive classroom culture. Especially when so much feels like it’s up in the air, it’s important to build those connections that will help everyone feel part of the classroom community. To help, we worked with our friends at Envision by WorldStrides to create this Building Community in the Classroom guide. Inside, you’ll find all kinds of real teacher tips and fun ideas for celebrating success and providing downtime, specifically for your grade level.
Check out our ideas for bringing your class together, from playing games to hosting a scavenger hunt. And don’t miss our suggested theme days!
Trust us; you’re going to want to try “fireside” reading. We also pulled together a list of our favorite team-building activities for middles schoolers, like This or That? and Shark Tank.
It’s all about handing over responsibility with this age group. Think choices and peer accountability. We also linked to some of our favorite, school appropriate playlists.