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Give students the chance to voice the things they like and don't like in their lives. Have every student stand against one wall of the room, facing you. Explain that you're going to begin calling out things from life, and they have to respond whether they like that thing or not. If they really like it, they have to move, and stand against the wall on the other side of the room. They can use the rest of the space between the walls to demonstrate how much they like that thing. If they really don't like it, they can just stay against the wall. If they aren't sure how much they like something, they can stand somewhere in the middle.
Begin with something simple, like "school", and give students a chance to respond. Use this as an opportunity to ask more questions of key students. You might want to ask, "What do you like about school?" or "Which teacher makes your day the most challenging?". When students have talked enough, move on. You can create your own list of things, but here's a few ideas to get you started.
Alternate idea #1: You can also do this sitting in a circle, giving students the option of voting a bit differently. If they really like something, they stand all the way up. If they kind of like something, they can get on their knees. If they really don't like something, they just stay seated.