Thursday, April 12, 2012

Help! Spring Break Didn't Fix It!

Ok, so maybe that blog title is a bit extreme, but man oh man it has been a bit harder coming back from Spring Break than I would have liked. I think the kiddos are feeling it too. So here's what I desperately need from all of my wonderful teacher friends out there - what amazing, effective, stellar management tricks/tips do you have that helps students settle down from Post Spring Break Craziness, or PSBC? Oh, and keep in mind, it has been raining here and we are looking at more inside recess days. (Was that a collective "ooohhhh," I just heard?)

But on the brighter side of things, here are some oh so adorable quotes my kiddos have said this week:

     Student A: "I don't know what I like most about summer."
     Me: "How about sleeping in?" (yes, something I cherish!)
     Student B chimes in: "I don't like sleeping in, it just wastes the day!"

Yes, my friends, the wisdom of this particular student totally made me think "wow, I should be more like him!"

    Student C: "Sometimes I call my mom sassy."
    Mom Helper (laughing): "I bet she calls you sassy too!"

    Student D: "I'm a Tweedy bird!" Flapping his arms and running in circles at recess. Totally made my recess duty today!

Oh, and I have been working on a stellar R-controlled Vowel Mini Unit. So far it includes the most adorable Bossy R story (if I do say so myself). I am hoping to have it posted this weekend and a corresponding freebie with it.

What do you look for in a unit?

~ Katie


  1.! I used it right after my spring break and my kids have been amazing! I wrote an etire blog post on it. Also, the crew at ClassDojo are SO nice. One of the creators used to be a teacher so he knows what we go through.

    Hope this helps!


    Teaching Little Apples

    1. Thank you so much for the suggestion! I am off to check it out now!
      ~ Katie

  2. I am now following you!! Thanks for stopping by!