Going along with the theme of our group handwashing posts, here is another successful example of an activity that we like to perform in classrooms. We love using illustrations in almost all of our instructional posters and activity sheets and you'll see how we try to create order in a wonderfully chaotic classroom with this group handwashing activity.
The teacher instructs students to write any number from 1 to 10 on their hands with SoaPen. Students then write a random number on both their hands covering the front and the back. They never forget to mark their fingers!
The teacher then calls out a number, say 5. All the students with the number 5 on their hands stand up. They then proceed to the restroom together in a line and wash their hands. The process is repeated for every other number till all the students have washed their hands.
This activity particularly helps the teacher handle large number of students in an orderly manner.
Teachers out there, what do you think?