May Madness

Discussion in 'General Education' started by YoungTeacherGuy, May 15, 2018.

  1. YoungTeacherGuy

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    Goodness gracious. It seems like no matter where you're at in May (elementary, middle, or high school), students' behaviors are always exacerbated. Sheesh! T minus 16 days!
     
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    8.5 days for me, and I'm about to rip my hair out.
     
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    Seven more days. Thankfully two are half days (we have early release on Wednesdays); unfortunately one is a field trip.

    A lot of kids have lost their minds, it's really crazy.
     
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    We need to finish May and have all of June to go! It doesn't minimize the May craziness--just extends it!
     
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    I live under the keep it real until the very last minute. We are keeping to a schedule in my room and still have homework. It seems to really help with things not getting too out of hand!
     
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    It's not easy subbing in May! Resisting.... chocolate...binge...
     
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    LOL!
     
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    We definitely spent a recess today practicing voice level 0, a whisper voice, and a conversational voice. Not letting myself get into the mindset of the fact that there's only 5-6 weeks left and start pulling out all sorts of random rewards or change things up too much...as tempting as it is!
     
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    Yes! I always found that my students quit when I quit. So, we kept the routine as normal as possible until the very last day. Hard to do with so many interruptions, but I think it's so important. This might work better with the little ones than the older ones - my grade 1s had no concept of the end of the year and simply followed my lead.
     
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  13. YoungTeacherGuy

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    I heard rumblings that our 6th graders want to have a food fight before school's out. I let them know today that they're welcome to have a food fight...if they want to lose their 6th grade end-of-year dance, field day, and trip to the local trampoline park. You could hear a pin drop after that (not that I want it silent in the cafeteria, but you get the idea).
     
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    I hope you have no trouble paying the bills!
     
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    Beautiful. Simply beautiful.
     
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    I think this is good but it works best as a whole school policy! Otherwise students get bitter when other classes are at free recess and you tell them to get their textbooks out.
     
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    It’s really hard to keep to routine when the school schedules so many interruptions. Yesterday alone, we were out of the room for three separate “special events” that were 40-60 minutes long, each. We are trying to give all our quarterly assessments as well, which are definitely not engaging, but must be done.
     
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    Awww, I always did The Mouse and the Motorcycle along with the cheesy 80's movie! I'm moving back to grade 1 in the fall and I'll have to bring this back out in June. I love the idea of making puppets and turning it into a play.
     
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    Some of our newer enrollees are just starting to realize that we're a year-round school. I almost feel sorry for them. :whistle:
     

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