Icebreaker Activities for the First Day of School for Fifth Graders

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A great icebreaker activity for fifth graders is for each student to tell two truths and one lie, while the rest of the class decides which statement was false. Get students comfortable with each other on the first day of school with advice from an elementary school teacher in this free video on classroom techniques.

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Hi, I'm Katy Hill. I'm a fourth grade middle school teacher, and these are some icebreaker activities for fifth graders on the first day of school. A good icebreaker for fifth graders is a little game. It's where you tell two truths and one lie. So basically, a student and you might want to give them some time beforehand to kind of think through it, but they have to think of two things that are true about themselves and then one thing that is not true. For example, they might say that the two things that are true about themselves is that they play basketball and that they play soccer, and then the one thing that's not true might be that they walk to school, so that each person goes around and they tell those three things and then the class has to decide which statement was a lie. So, that just kind of, first of all, it lets them get to know each other, and lets the teacher get to know them, but at the same time they're having fun and working together to guess which one was true and which ones were not. I'm Katy Hill, and these have been some icebreaker activities for fifth graders on the first day of school.

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