Routine: This whole website offers great classroom cheers, especially the na-na-na cheer. This is a cheer that is unique to the classroom community. I would have students and myself sing this cheer every time after someone offered something extraordinary to the lesson. I would have a bell and every time I rang it, students would be in the routine of singing this song together. It is a great way to build community and show students that their amazing contributions are valued in the classroom.
NEW Dr. Jean's Cheer cards have been given a facelift. Here is a collection of all her classic cheers looking better than ever. AND we added a few new ones as well. FREE (I'd use these with all elementary grades. I've seen these make graders grin!
The Birthday Cheer!...Also, have students work on a page to create a "Happy Birthday" book for the birthday student for morning work instead of the traditional assignment that morning. Since the birthday kid doesn't need to create a page, he/she gets to design the cover of the book!