My favorite way to build community is through Miss 5th’s whiteboard prompts. If you haven’t heard of Miss 5th, check her out on instagram @miss5th . She is amazing.
I purchased her set of community building whiteboard prompts. I use the prompts that my class needs most on that day. Prompts we use range from, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” to “Pick a peer and tell them what makes them awesome!”.
The kids are welcome to write on the whiteboard anytime during morning work and our Daily 5 time. They know their answers need to be serious and match the answer. They are allowed to write on the board once during the morning (or they’ll spend the whole morning writing and erasing their answer).
A few days ago, our whiteboard prompt was, “How do you think this school year is going so far?” Here is a snapshot of their answers.
My favorite answer is the one in blue on the far left. “So far it’s going good because the whole class is my friend.” The answer that is cut of at the top say, “It is a *great day of my whole life.”
I love these kiddos and the family they have created. They are an amazing group of 7 year olds.