Discuss what our classroom looks like. You’ll hear good…yummy… Talk about whether this is a classroom you want to be in. Get kids excited about that classroom and being part of that room.
No Rotten Bananas!
Finally, tell your students you have 1 more thing to add to your classroom and pull out a rotten banana. Start to peel it. Hopefully the kids are grossed out. And they will be very expressive about that rotten banana. Discuss if they want that in their class and why or why not.
(TIP: Put the banana in the freezer to make it rot faster!)
Discuss that we don’t want any rotten bananas in our classroom.
This is the part that you will hear all year. Your kids will reference the rotten banana when people are mean or not doing the right thing. It will resonate all year! And sometimes I’ll even ask if we want rotten bananas. This is effective when the class has an issue in related arts or the lunch room. It’s a great reminder of who we want to be and who we are!
Finally you get to eat your friendship salad!
To get a copy of the friendship salad recipe, click the image to download your freebie!
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