Getting-to-Know You or Reflection Outdoor Lesson

beginning/end of year teaching mind map

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Getting-to-Know You or Reflection Outdoor Lesson by Mind Map: Getting-to-Know You or Reflection Outdoor Lesson

1. *To do at the end of the year, have students answer reflective questions or express what they've learned from the unit, MP, or year as a whole. Consider broad topics like argumentative writing or DNA.

2. Lesson Starters:

2.1. concentric circles

2.1.1. count off in 2s: 1s on the inside, 2s on the outside

2.1.2. high-five a partner & the partner w/ the taller socks is on the outside

3. Toolbox:

3.1. index cards or sticky notes

3.2. writing utensil

3.3. questions/prompt

3.4. timer (phone?)

4. Activity

4.1. Students review getting-to-know you questions/prompts & may prepare to speak by jotting down ideas on index card.

4.2. Students stand across from partner and take turns sharing. You can also add an element where the partner has to summarize or share something from the previous partner.