The video shows Schlapper’s students choosing the way they wanted to be welcomed to class. The choices included a handshake, a fist bump, a wave, a high-five or a hug.
On the day Schlapper recorded her video, the assigned greeter was 5-year-old Colin Baker. In the video, most of his classmates chose to hug Colin.
"He's so loving," Schlapper told KARE. "He loves hugs."
Schlapper told the television station she began using the greeting this school year, and said she liked the idea that her students had a choice.
"I think some mornings for them at home might not be easy," Schlapper told KARE. "Maybe they don't want a hug that day, maybe just a simple wave is all they need. We just want it to be a good, positive start to the day."