The students did a brief birthday line up where they shared something unusual about themselves with the persons standing on either side. They then shared at their tables either something interesting they learned in the birthday line up or share something new.
The remainder of the period was spent completing Dan Meyer’s Who I am handout.
I also had the students respond to the prompt: Describe a math class experience that was good or bad or describe your feelings about math.
Here are two:
Who has a growth mindset?