Five of Anything

Five of Anything

Materials: None



  1. Mentors will begin by giving students the choice of question to answer:
    • What are your five favorite cereals?
    • What are your five favorite songs?
    • What are your five favorite tv shows?
  2. After you have provided a choice of question to answer, allow students 2-3 minutes to come up with their answers. Mentors, consider having yours done ahead of time so that when the time comes to share, you know yours will at least be done and can fill time while some kiddos finish.
  3. When the time is up, go ahead and ask students to share. Some may be shy and would prefer to use the chat function; this is fine – assign a mentor to be in charge of reading responses.
  4. If students want to share with the group, ask them to use the thumbs up/hand raise feature to volunteer.
  5. When all students have shared that would like to, let students know that you will be continuing on the ‘5 Theme’ as you transition to the lesson: ‘5 Steps to Being Successful.’

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Grade Range: 6th-8th

Time: 8-10 minutes **Consider using the hand raise/thumbs up feature of your virtual platform to assist with determining who will answer.**


Synopsis: Mentors and students will share 5 answers to their choice of three questions before sharing out with the group. This is a fun way to get to learn a bit about each other before
transitioning to the lesson ‘5 Steps to Being Successful’.