101 Things Friends Do
WHAT YOU NEED
- Large paper
- Markers or crayons
WHAT TO DO
- Divide children into groups of five. Have children appoint one
person in the group as the recorder.
- Each group brainstorms (for designated period of time) a list of
things friends do (share ice cream, laugh at each other's jokes, go
places together, etc.). The recorder prints all ideas on large piece of
- When the allotted time is up, the groups share their lists with one
another. Duplicate items are eliminated from the lists and a class
list is made.
- The class counts the number of ideas collected. If there are less
than 101 things listed, have a volunteer subtract the class total
from 101 to find out how many more ideas are needed.
- Post a message on the Internet, asking other second-grade
children to contribute to the list and choose the best ideas. Some
good sites to try are:
International Kids' Space
International Kids' Space is a "G rated" Internet site designed for
children of all ages to enhance both computer and communication skills
through their real participation and use of the Internet. Children
can post messages on the online bulletin board or send email to
second graders in the pen pal section.
Go to International Kids' Space at www.interport.net.
The Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connection
The Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connection is a free service,
provided by St. Olaf College, to help
teachers and classes link with partners in other countries and
cultures for e-mail classroom pen-pal and project exchanges.
Post a call for other second grade classrooms
around the world to share their ideas about what friends do
on the IECC K-12 mailing list.
When 101 ideas have been
collected and edited, print each one on its own page, leaving room
for an illustration.
- When each idea has been illustrated, bind all of the pages into a
class book titled 101 Things Friends Do.
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