Whether you are a student, staff member or parent, there is something special about the first day of school. It holds the promise of a new start, hope and plan for the year. It’s a day when we all feel just a little bit nervous, excited and happy all at the same time.
One of my favourite classroom incentive systems is something I call Art Trivia (my students like to call it, “Are you smarter than Ms. K?”). It encourages the boys to participate orally and collaborate as a team while they test their art knowledge.