Students in grade 2 are introduced to listening to each other with care and speaking one at a time through playing this game. They need to roam around the “party”, stop at someone, say “Hello _____ . The other person responds back, “Hello _______.” Then the other person says “Goodbye _____” and the partner reciprocates with “Goodbye ________.”
It is always interesting to me how difficult it is for some of the students to pause long enough to respectfully acknowledge the other person. It’s a great kickstart to future activities which include interaction with each other, collaboration of ideas, and lengthier conversations.