Arriving back from summer vacation can be a very anxious time for both teachers and students especially those who are new to the building. The climate of the building is welcoming and warm as the students openly greet one another in an attempt to develop new relationships. As time goes by, the climate of the building changes, relationships that once existed may no longer exist, and the tensions' between teachers, administrators, and students might be on the rise. The climate and the community is changing, but not for the better. So, what makes the school community change so rapidly and why? Is it the lack of communication between people that makes the relationships or bonds less effective, or is it the lack of regard that others have when the classroom or school community goes through a hardship? The question of what makes a school and/or class community stronger is explored throughout the unit. The unit offers suggestions for building better communities throughout the school building. My suggestions are suggestions only, so it is up to the individual teacher to decide if they will adapt or modify them based upon the needs of the particular building. The unit will discuss the importance of the individual being a community builder, a clear communicator, and above all, creating an atmosphere of mutual respect, so that everyone feels invested in the education that they are receiving in the classroom.