Well, the project has been instated. No turning back now! I told the kids about it and I got the typical moaning and groaning. Too bad!! Once the kids were introduced to the “New Best Friends”, however, I heard nothing but hysterical laughing and possibly, yes possibly, excitement. While I’m not sure they are overjoyed at the prospect of a year long assignment, they definitely got a kick out of their new best friends. They actually thought I was bringing new people into the class! Too funny. I made them line up in a random order and then I walked down the line with pieces of construction paper with their friends on them. Kids picked without looking and then sat down. When everybody had a person, they all looked at the same time. What a roar of laughter. I gave them 5 seconds to trade. I can’t imagine why they would want to trade any of these people for others:
I guess if my new friends looked like these, I would be laughing too! Good thing I introduced this at the way end of class because they were gone after that. Well, let’s see what happens!
Here’s the project.