Getting to “Row” You
On the first day of school we divide the class in half and ask students to stand in two parallel lines facing each other. Students then have one minute to take turns introducing themselves and offering one cool, “bet you didn’t know this about me” fact to his or her partner. After one minute, I ring the bell and one row rotates one place to the left; the children left alone at the ends of the lines walk to the other end of their respective lines, then students repeat the activity with their new partners.
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