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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Calming The Chaos

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All of us bloggers have come together to share our top tips for making the last month of school run smoothly. Visit each of our blogs to learn something new and catch a freebie or two!
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With the end of the school year approaching, it can get super chaotic. End of the year award ceremonies, field trips,'s hard to keep the students on track and even more... their behaviors in check. I will say that this has been a challenging week for my kiddos. They have had a hard time keeping quiet and getting along!

I made the little sign above and I hang on the whiteboard. Basically the kiddos can simply put a post-it note up reflecting on how their day was... Did they do their best? How could they have made their day or the day of someone else better?  How can they make tomorrow better?   This makes them reflect on some choices they made and how they could make better choices the next day.  I give the kiddos about 5 minutes right before they pack up at the end of the day to do this. Super easy! The kiddos love writing on post-it notes but you could simply have them write on the whiteboard. I have it up here free as a Google Doc for you all to download!

Primary Grades
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  1. I really like this idea! I will definitely have to give it a try. I have some students who could use some help with self-reflection, and this might be just what they need.

    Hands-On Happiness

  2. I love the idea of having the kids be reflective! Thanks for sharing!
    Ms. Shope's Class

  3. I will have to try this out!Thanks!
    Love Teaching Kids