October Activities for Social Emotional Learning – Cooperative Learning and Building Classroom Community
These activities for social-emotional learning will keep your classroom community working cooperatively and thinking critically with these short, fun, low prep, problem-solving, and creative thinking activities! Most of these “mini-missions” ask your students to get out of their seats to interact with their classmates to solve problems and come up with creative ideas! Perfect for building a strong classroom community. Your students will be cooperating with their classmates to complete activities such as creating and naming a monster with each person creating a different part, then writing a description of the monster that they created!
Another activity has your students completing a poll, using the data collected to fill in a bar graph, then interpreting the data to answer questions about the graph that they created! They will be looking for non-fiction books in your classroom library, and using books from their book boxes or classroom library to locate and share nouns that they find!
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What’s Included in these Fun October Activities for Social Emotional Learning?
★ Witch or Wizard Hat Crafts (kiddos love hats!)
★ Magic Wand Crafts
★ 13 Different Fun Cooperative Mini-Missions to help your students build community and think critically.
Most of these mini-missions are double-sided.
October Activities for Social Emotional Learning are perfect for morning work, when you have a few extra minutes between teaching, or when your kiddos just need a brain break to move and talk to their classmates! I hope you and your students enjoy going on their “missions” to get to know one another better! I have the kiddos put their mission page on a clipboard to make the activity more “official” and they eat it up!
You could also make it more fun by adding in magic wands and “witch or wizard” hats! 🙂 I suggest printing these onto cardstock to make them more durable. To create the hats, print on cardstock. The students will color and cut them out. Then I have them glue it to the front of a sentence strip. I finish of their hats by measuring around their heads, then stapling the ends of the sentence strip together to make a headband. They LOVE them!
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