I am so pleased with the ideas, I have my radio, slippers, chocolat treats. la
croix......and it makes such a difference after school.
As a result, I am now staying after to write comments and praise good parts on
each of my class' artwork in progress, with post its.......I teach on the
overhead, the kids write questions on the back of their artwork. They read it
and ask me questions next class, and then I teach on the overhead. We save
time, avoid the "is this good?" in class. When finished, they get a critique
in front of the class and can ask questions about their work and call on kids
to answer. I've been keeping up daily because it's so comfy in the classroom
of the 4th gr teacher where I spill out from my storeroom.
The time flies. I want to bring in potpourri and a warm up suit too.
Add to your list nylons, (we are encouraged to dress up), nail polish for
runs, neosporin for paper cuts with the bandaids and magnets with belt, wrist,
elbow, neck, head, sock bands, to soothe aches.
I buy punky doodle cut outs with a foil Happy Birthday sticker. You'd think
the birthday child got a big prize. I have managed to give them out once a
month. The rest can't wait for their birthday and "what happens if my birthday
is in the summer?" Cheers.....Sue from Cicero, IL