Tired of introducing yourself to class the same old way? Start with some laughter as you share "Rules for Teachers 1800-early 1900's". Next let the students meet you by guessing your hobbies, birthday, pets, favorite restaurant, candy, movie, sport, etc. Learn how much they know about you and encourage them to make connections with you and others in the classroom. Start building your collaborative community the first day of school with these activities.. Finally have them do a short activity to introduce themselves to you and the class. Simple activities that require no extra work from you!