Every morning we start the day with our Room 12 Pledge. (We do the actual pledge of allegiance at the school's flag assemby every Monday morning.) It’s a team-building activity and helps to reinforce our commitment to being a happier, more productive classroom.
The pledge goes like this:
"As a member of Room 12, I pledge to:
Respect myself by making good choices,
Respect my classmates
by treating them kindly, and
Take responsibility for my actions."
From the pledge, I created an emblem and had a stamp made. It's stamped on letters that go home, book marks, class awards, student bulletins, and a dozen other items.