One wonderful way to make connections with your students is to greet them each day. I have created a board that you can have three choices or less if you choose to do so along with 6 different ways to greet the students. The pictures are in black and white and color. This goes along great with Conscious Discipline and your classroom management.
Below I will share how I have used each greeting, feel free to use what works for you and your students, the goal is connection!
Smile - Smile and say "good morning".
Handshake - Shake hands and say "good morning".
High Five - Give a high five and say "good morning".
Hug - Hug and say "good morning".
Butterfly - Open your hand with fingers apart and keep them all facing up, connect your thumb between the other person's thumb and pointer finger and they do the same on your hand. Then move your fingers like you are making a butterfly together and say "good morning".
Pinky Hug - Shake pinkies and say "good morning".