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Use this activity as an ice breaker for the first week of school or as a classroom community builder. I have my students sit in a circle around our carpet, and I project the "Roll a topic" sheet up on the SmartBoard. Each student takes a turn rolling the dice and answering the corresponding question.

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How do we communicate without words? We communicate without words every day. A frown and crossed arms communicates a clear message, as does a nod, wink, or

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Five Finger Communication A mnemonic tool for recalling the essential elements of a good sending message. Each finger represents a particular part of a message. Using this tool a message can be sent with percision and boundaries.

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The “HOW you say it” game

I love fun ways to interact with your children, especially when they provide wonderful teaching moments. This game helps to teach tone of voice and body language as well as how it affects others’ feelings.

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Play Mood Charades!

This game of Mood Charades helps students to identify emotions which is important in perspective taking (reading and communication)

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