I saw this Linky Party and it sounds like fun: Hall Pass at Turnstall's Teaching Tidbits.
Product - I'm not a seller, so here's a couple of products I like.
Ok, I have to admit it, I haven't actually used this yet, but I'm really excited about The Math Coach's Common Core: Number Cards to 120, Workstation Activity Cards
These cards have activities that the students do with number cards. I need to cut out my laminated pieces so I can use it in my classroom!
I also really like Rock, Paper, Scissors: Addition from Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives---- my kiddos really enjoy it when I have this in a center. I just have to make sure they do the math fact before they do the rock, paper scissors.
Area - I just got my kidney table this year. And I've really put it to good use. I do guided reading there, and guided math.When students eat in my room, we gather there (I usually have 5 or 6 at a time). And my kids love to do quiet reading there.
Signal - I have two that really seem to work. The first is Stop, Look, Listen. We hold up our hand like a stop sign, then point to our eyes and then our ears. Most of them are with me by the time we get to listen. The other thing I do is say, if you can hear me, say ..... Sometimes it's what for lunch - "if you can hear me say taco." Or at the Valentine's party - "if you can hear me say I ate too much candy." I think they like it when I change it up.
Sanity - hmmm, hmmm, hmmm. Does my hubby count? He listens to me vent all the time. Oh, yeah, I try to write down 3 things every day that I'm happy with - a lesson went well, I made a connection with a student, behavior was going well, I handled a situation in a good way. When I write those things down, it helps me remember the things that are going right - and sometimes I really need that!
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Happy Saturday, Sara