Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Morning Transition

I wanted to share how I transition from morning work (or whatever you may call it) to the first thing on the schedule.  I play a song called "Good Morning," that is a fast, cheerful, and upbeat song.   My expectation is that everyone is in their seat, cleaned up, and ready to learn.  The song is 1 minute and 47 seconds long, which is just enough time for the students to do everything they need to do.  I LOVE it because it signals the students to cleanup without me having to tell them to do so, and it eliminates me having to countdown or set a timer.  It is cute because most of the students sing along with the song too.  This transition has worked wonderfully for me.  I always got a kick out of it when I would walk over to the CD player and I would see the kids start to clean up because they knew the song was going to come on, or I would hear little whispers telling each other to start cleaning up - even before it came on!

I tried to search for this song everywhere, but couldn't find a sound clip.  The CD is called "Good Morning Exercises for Kids," by Kimbo (click the link to bring you its Amazon listing).  It is track #9, "Good Morning." I found the CD in my local library in the children's section.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Back to School Sale!

I wanted to share a few of my newest products with you!  Be sure to check them out!
Remember that on 8/12 & 8/13 you can get up to 28% off everything at Teachers Pay Teachers!

Lesson Wrap-Ups with Exit Slips
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Math Mystery Bags
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Good Counting Strategies Posters
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Word Problem Task Cards Addition 1-20
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Word Problem Task Cards Subtraction 1-20
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Writing Journal Prompts Grades 1-3
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Happy back to school!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

TPT Back to School Sale

I am joining these wonderful teachers for Teacher Pay Teacher's Back to School Sale this Sunday and Monday (8/12/2012-8/13/2012).  Everything in my store is going to be 20% off.  Plus, you get an extra 10% off at checkout by using the promo code BTS12.  That totals to be 28% off your entire purchase!

Here is my store:

at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Keeping-It- Captivating

Be sure to check out these other teacher stores and blogs too!

Be sure to visit The Teaching Bank's blog at  http://theteachingbank.blogspot.com/


Be sure to visit her blog at http://teachwithlaughter.blogspot.ca/

at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kathy-Goosev- Howell
Be sure to visit Kathyís blog at http://kafysbooks.blogspot.com/</ div>

Be sure to visit Julie's blog at http://www.teachingthelittlepeople.blogspot.com/