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    We play "Just like Me" I read a statement about myself, such as "My favorite color is green." Anyone else whose favorite color is green stands up and says, "Just like me." I also read the poem, "If I Were in Charge of the World" by Judith Viorst. Then we brainstorm a list of things we would do if we were in charge of the world, and students write their own poems. We always do an autograph scavenger hunt (Ex. find the tallest person and get them to sign your paper). Usally the first week of school I make index cards with different scenarios that would come up during the school year that have to do with rules or procedures I have been teaching, the students pair up and tell their partner what they would do in the case. For example, the card might say, "I finshed all of my assignments. What do I do next?" The procedure I have taught is to look at the "What Do I Do Now" board and complete the activities listed. So, this is what they tell their partner. In the end, we go over all of them together. Also, the first week, we make a time capsuel to capture what the student was like in the beginning of the year. I give them back on the last day of school so the kids can see how much they have changed. Just a few ideas.

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