Introduction to Advisory and Each Other -
Since this is a brand new class to Morgan, it may be helpful to talk with them about the purpose of advisory and having an advisor. Additionally, you might want to familiarize them with their fellow advisees (and yourself) by using some ice-breaker activities. While I have included some of my own ice-breaker activities, feel free to use one of your choosing!
Some ideas I have used:
1. Extended Name-tag Activity: Give each student a rectangular piece of card stock.
2. Star Activity (This is similar to the name-tag activity with an additional "corner" and a different shape): Give each student a star cut-out; you can make these yourself (outlines can be found online) or purchase them from a teacher supply store / Staples). In the center of the star, students write their name (and/or a preferred nickname). In each of the 5 points, students include the following:
3. "What's in my backpack?": Ask each student to select something from his/her backpack or purse that is special or symbolic of him/her. In small groups or as a whole class, students should share the object they selected and explain its significance.