Sunday, May 8, 2011

Cool Compliments and Study Jams

My end of the year is FAST approaching. What's the Buzz is hosting an end of the year linky party to share fun ways to spend your last school days. I love to do an activity  I call "Cool Compliments". This one is perfect for the end of the year since classmates have learned lots about their friends. First we discuss what compliments are: positive and uplifting comments. Then each student tapes their "Cool Compliment" poster to their back and the fun begins. With pens in hand, students form writing trains around the room. Bending, squatting, leaning and smiling while feeling the warm fuzzies being written on their backs! The poster is then taken off and read.
What a keepsake.

Another similar idea I use ALL year long as a wonderful review tool for ANY topic is Study Jams. Tape a "Study Jam" sheet on their back with a topic indicated and let them study and review for a test!
What a perfect way to engage their learning in a hands on way. And students have a ready made study guide to take home.

Both the Cool Compliment and Study Jam sheets are here.  Have fun!


  1. Love it! I'm going to use this idea on Friday. So, do you put a paper on your back too? I think I'll give it a try.

  2. Glad you like it and yes I participate too. They love to write on the teacher's back.


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