|Reading the book Mrs. Joyce Gives the Best High Fives|
As our activity, since Mrs. Joyce gives great high fives and we told the students that they could give us long lasting high fives. Here's what we did:
-We used cut colored construction and gave everyone a sheet where they were to trace their hand (we did assist a bit with tracing the hands).
-The students then cut out our handprints (we had to help some with this too).
-After the hand prints were cut out, I let them decorate their hands with crayons or makers (we saw lots of creative decorations).
-After we had handprints from all of our classes (we did this lesson with 1st grade). We made a "wreath" on high fives, which I put near our office, which reminds them of where the counselor's room is.
I loved this intro and love hearing the students say "that's my high-five"!