Wrong, wrong, wrong. Establishing, is the wrong word, why build something to let then crumble?
The idea of having an activity at the beginning of the year to build a classroom community (e.g find someone who ….can juggle) is described by Kathy Greely as lame. How is this going to affect the people leaving our classrooms, how will it affect their academic success? The solution is not to think in terms of only establishing a classroom community, but how to maintain and strengthen it.