On the first day of school, I have the kids complete this scavenger hunt. It's a nice brain/body break in the middle of the morning for the kids. And, after talking all morning, I need a break, too. This is the first time I get to see who follows directions, how they relate to each other, and their personalities in a less formal setting. While they are completing the activity, I am on the lookout for positive behavior like quiet feet and voices, and respectful and kind words. When nearly everyone is done, I call them back and acknowledge the good behavior with stickers for their stickers charts. I have been doing this so long, I have no idea whose idea it was originally; if it was yours, please comment so I can give you credit!
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