In Marianne Harcourt’s first grade classroom, students enjoy doing a Picture Greeting, which is a variation on the Name Tag Greeting. Even students who are absent get greeted. When the greeter turns up a picture of a student who is not in school that day, the greeter says, “We miss you,”
before moving on to the next picture. Teacher:
… so roll yours, turn it around and go to the next person, okay? Student:
Miss you Claudelle. Good Morning Shayla.
Good Morning Sammy. Good Morning Eddie.
Good Morning Shayla. Good Morning Matthew.
Good Morning Marty. Good Morning Kirsten.
Good Morning Matthew. Good Morning Grace.
Good Morning Kirsten. Teacher:
Can someone tell me what people remembered to do very well today? Some people remembered to do something really quite well today. Talyn, what did people remember to do? Student:
People were looking at them straight in the eye. Teacher:
They were. It was really nice.