I wrote about this before, four square check-ins. I start these at the beginning of the class session to get students engaged and to build community. Everyone listens, students practice speaking in complete sentences and adding information to their opinion.
It is a fun way for students to speak about their emotions. The question, ” How do you feel today?” but the answer is based on one of four pictures. It is a creative move and students get to think outside the box to express themselves.
I created slides for months March- June, to represent a variety of themes. Check them out @ https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Spring-and-Summer-Check-In-Google-Slides-for-SEL-Community-Building–6647352