It's that time of year! Kids know the routine, they know the work expectations, and they know how to get a few minutes to themselves!
Teachers, where's OUR hall pass?!
Here's a fun linky I hope you will join! Let's get some great ideas from each other and take a break from our classrooms for a few! In this linky I want you to share the following things:
I will start.
PRODUCT- My favorite product is usually whatever I just created because I get so wrapped up in things and I get all excited. Picture Tommy Boy holding and petting his bread at the restaurant. That's me with my new product. If the lamination wasn't so sharp I could see it tucked right into the sofa beside me watching Bachelor tonight.
Here's what we are doing in my room lately! (When I can pry it out of my loving embrace)
AREA -Favorite area of my classroom!
It has to be my smart board and rug area!!! So much of our day is here gathered together. It's cozy and I love my gray rug which you can't see here.
I asked my students what their favorite area of our class is and they picked the library so I thought I would show that too.
SIGNAL - I am so excited to see what other signals I can incorporate from you! My tried and true is to sing, "Everybody listen" and my class sings back "RIGHT NOW!" It doesn't matter what is happening, this one works! I use it all the time. It doesn't sound like any other teacher's signal so they know it is me trying to get their attention. I will sing it louder and faster or quieter and slower if not everyone stops to listen but I have never had to sing it more than two times.
Another signal that I use during math tubs to signal that we are changing tubs is to say "SWITCHY SWITCH" I sing that one too but only because I am weird. They know to clean up their tub but not to put it away.
One more that I LOVE to use but don't use quite as often is to say Clean Up. (sounds super lame?)
But I say it like this:
CLeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEeeeeee awkward pause for breath eeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeee
pause look around EEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeean UP!
Oh they LOVE that one like crazy! But I have to have had a lot of coffee and chocolate to do that one and it happens about once every 2 weeks. They stare and I feel silly so I just keep going and I let my voice go up and down and in and out the entire time.
SANITY- Girl's gotta have this or FORGETABOUTIT. Without sanity, my signal will resort to, "If you can hear me punch your neighbor in the chin!" (just for the record I have not had to go there but it's in my back pocket JIC)
Want a hall pass? I would LOVE to catch up with you while we sneak out of our classrooms for awhile! Link up!!!