Getting to Know You Worksheets
Related ELA Standard: Speech and Language
There are many times where we are working on team and we need to get to know our teammates. This is something that applies to the beginning of the school year at just about any age. Students often do not know much about their classmates and it is a perfect time to present an opportunity to work on language input and output. This can be fun and engaging, but most of the time it can help form the beginning of a bond between teachers, students, and their peers. In general, most people are either shy or frightened to put themselves in an uncomfortable position of meeting new people. This is why we encourage teachers to perform such opportunities for students. We highly recommend that teachers actively participate in all these activities. This collection of worksheets will help teachers facilitate students interacting and getting to know one another as well as the teacher. You will find this invaluable at the start of any class composition.
Getting to Know You Worksheets:
Get to Know Someone New -
Find someone in the classroom you don't know and start a
conversation. Complete the Venn diagram below to show the things
you have in common and the ways that you differ.
Ask each student to fill
out the Facebook template.
Completed sheets can be posted on
a classroom bulletin board or
collected in a binder and used a
way for students to get to know
Facebook Part 2 - Write your name on the line. Draw yourself in the circle. Then draw a cover picture for your Facebook page.
Autobiographical Poem -
An autobiographical poem is a poem you write about yourself. Fill in
the template below with details about yourself to create your own
My Favorites -
Fill out the worksheet. Then
trade completed worksheets
with someone you don't know,
so you can get to know them
The Prompt -
What do you most want to be remembered for? Write a paragraph that answers the writing prompt. Be
prepared to share your paragraph with the class.
Challenging Yourself -
What subject is most challenging for you? What do you wish you knew how to do? What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Getting to Know You Bingo! -
Talk to your classmates. Who do you meet who... There are twenty-five things to explore with your class.
Full Name -
Interview a partner. Write their answers
on the lines. What is the most exciting thing you have ever done?
Crazy Questions -
Use these off-the-wall questions to get to know your
partner. Write each answer in the box.
People Shuffle -
Have each student in the class fill out a sheet and turn it in.
Shuffle the sheets and pass them out. Students will mingle and
talk to try to find out which student’s sheet they have.
The Names? -
Talk to your classmates to find a person who fits each description. Fill in names.
About Me -
What can you do best? Tell us all about you over the course of this worksheet.
Answer the Call -
Answer the questions. Then talk to a
classmate to see how they answered their questions.
Info Wars -
Answer the questions below. Then share the information
about yourself that you prepared with your classmates. Be sure to ask
your classmates about themselves, too!
My Instagram Profile -
Write a brief description of who I am, what I do, or what is most important to me.
Activities to Help Students Learn More About Each Other
Class fellows have to spend yearly class sessions with each other. It is important that they get to know each other well so that a healthy environment can be maintained in the class. It will also boost teamwork. Here are some activities that will help students learn more about each other.
A great activity that will help the students in getting to know each other is the writing of essays. You can assign the students an essay that they will be writing in the classroom or at home. This essay will be about their dreams and desires. Every student will write a page on what they want to be in the future and why. When the students are done with the essay, you can call each student in the front to read their essay out loud in front of the entire class. This will help students in getting to know each other. It might also serve as an inspiring moment for some students as well. You can also allow a Q and A session after the student is done reading the essay. This way the students can ask their queries regarding the essay.
If the new session has just started and you want the class to get more engaging and less awkward, then you can allow classroom introductions. If you are a new teacher, you will be able to introduce yourself to the children this way. You can also ask every student to get up and introduce themselves. You can ask them to tell the class a little about themselves.
Sharing of experiences is a great method of learning and interaction. You can ask your students if they have had any prior experience of anything interesting related to studies or life. Allow them to share the experience with the entire class. This activity can help in creating a strong bond.