My students really liked Wordless Wednesday. So much that they didn't buck at all when I told them it was their wordless Wednesday and that they had to communicate sans words for 75 minutes.
So this Thursday I'm thinking of having a themed day. I was considering using football lingo all day. Maybe the kids could do the "touchdown" signal when an answer is right, maybe the "no point" signal for wrong answers. Since I have an observation Thursday it better be good if I'm going to roll out something new like this. We'll see.
Football-Use football terms through out class. Also a small football to pass around when one is speaking. Might wear a jersey or ref shirt.
Poetry day-Have to ask all questions in a rhyme. Students have to snap for applause
Thoughtful Thursday- write a sincere complimentary note to a classmate telling them something about their school performance you think is neat or notable.