Are you looking for a fun way to introduce yourself to your students? Try a quiz. I’ve done this with my 5th graders for the last 5 years and it is super simple and tons of fun. When I was young, I remember having many questions about who my teacher was. Was she married? What does she like to do? Is she human? As a teacher, I wanted my students to know a little about me and decided that a quiz would be an interactive way to share.
It’s easy, just list 5-10 statements about yourself, some true and some false. You can have students work alone, but I usually have my kids work with a partner and record their answers on index cards. I want my kids to talk to each other on that first day and I love hearing the conversations as they make inferences like “She is wearing a green shirt, so she must like green.” As you reveal the answers, you can explain what makes the statements true or false for you.
Best of luck as you prepare to greet your kiddos!
–The Pensive Sloth