Snowball Fight...kids write 3 things about themselves on a sheet of white paper. They do not write their names on the paper. Wad it up and on your command, have a "snowball" (or baseball) fight. At the end of 1 minute, each student grabs the nearest snowball and tries to guess who wrote it.
First week.... I let my kids paint a self portrait then I write their name in bold back marker and place it on the wall so they never have to ask how to spell a classmate's name.....they love it. AND....I just use the long construction paper....no copies!
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Post from new favorite blog: WRITE THANK YOUs!: Start with the word ‘you’ if possible, because everyone loves reading about themselves more than anyone else, and this signals your intent to gush early. A couple examples of what you were appreciative of. Be specific! How you felt or benefitted (so they get the warm fuzzy of knowing they made you feel happy). Don’t thank them until the very last line, and do it simply. “Thank you so much for this wonderful gift.” Etc.
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