Ok so there's this cute girl in my history class and I want to break the ice, problem is I don't know how. I can talk to girls and stuff like that but the situation usually has a context that allows me to avoid the awkwardness of breaking the ice, but there is absolutely no barrier in this situation. Got any tips or good conversation starters that won't be awkward or strange? If it helps any the cla$$ is an hour long and the only time people can talk is right before while we're waiting for the teacher to show up, most of the time every one stares at their shoes to avoid eye contact so it would be very obvious if I just singled out this one girl and started talking to her, and pretty embarrassing if I got rejected. Any help would be great.
Oh and before anybody else says it "touch her shoulder/whip it out".