Time for a HALL PASS :)
Linking up with Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits for a linky party.
PRODUCT: One of my favourite recent products is our Energy Unit that we recently created.
It is full of lots of hands on experiments, group and independent activities.
AREA: My favourite area in my room is our Reading Nook. The reading bins are labelled easily accessible, language games and activities are close by and some comfy chairs and pillows make reading so much more enjoyable!
SIGNAL: I use a variety of phrases when transitioning-- "FREEZE", "PRESS PAUSE"... etc.
But recently I have set a timer. Works like a charm! My students have been using their time A LOT better knowing that 10 min is ACTUALLY 10 minutes! :) I am getting much better work from them, and don't seem to have as many stagglers.
SANITY- My sanity is the hour before school begins. I walk into my classroom about 45min- 1 hour before the morning bell to make sure everything is in order, copied and organized. I always make a hot green tea and work at my own pace. I like the sound of calm..... Calm before the storm :)
My other favourite moment of sanity is FRIDAY at 3:15 when the bell rings! Hehe.
Happy Thursday, Everyone :)