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2013 2013 2013 <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:DocumentProperties> <o:Template>Normal</o:Template> <o:Revision>0</o:Revision> <o:TotalTime>0</o:TotalTime> <o:Pages>1</o:Pages> <o:Words>445</o:Words> <o:Characters>2538</o:Characters> <o:Company>Dr. Jean and Friends</o:Company> <o:Lines>21</o:Lines> <o:Paragraphs>5</o:Paragraphs> <o:CharactersWithSpaces>3116</o:CharactersWithSpaces> <o:Version>11.1539</o:Version> </o:DocumentProperties> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DoNotShowRevisions/> <w:DoNotPrintRevisions/> <w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery> <w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery> <w:UseMarginsForDrawingGridOrigin/> </w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--> <!--StartFragment--> <br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:DocumentProperties> <o:Template>Normal</o:Template> <o:Revision>0</o:Revision> <o:TotalTime>0</o:TotalTime> <o:Pages>1</o:Pages> <o:Words>594</o:Words> <o:Characters>3388</o:Characters> <o:Company>Dr. Jean and Friends</o:Company> <o:Lines>28</o:Lines> <o:Paragraphs>6</o:Paragraphs> <o:CharactersWithSpaces>4160</o:CharactersWithSpaces> <o:Version>11.1539</o:Version> </o:DocumentProperties> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DoNotShowRevisions/> <w:DoNotPrintRevisions/> <w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery> <w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery> <w:UseMarginsForDrawingGridOrigin/> </w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--> <!--StartFragment--> </span><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Dg4i65zH--s/UhTpczVNMQI/AAAAAAAAFTE/4-kJpSC11ZY/s1600/photo.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="150" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Dg4i65zH--s/UhTpczVNMQI/AAAAAAAAFTE/4-kJpSC11ZY/s200/photo.JPG" width="200" /></a><span style="font-family: Arial;">I wonder if teachers realize how “yelling” or using a harsh voice really impacts students.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>You could technically be a master teacher, but if you “yell” it certainly chips away at the positive image.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I was chatting with K.J. about school and teachers for the upcoming year.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>His entire selection process was based on who “yelled.”<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>He wanted a certain teacher because, “He never yells.”<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>He didn’t want another teacher because “She yells all the time.”<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"> </span><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"><br /></span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"></span><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Of course, we all have times when we lose our cool and use a loud voice.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I know anyone who reads this blog is a super teacher, but we are also human.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I have a blog called “Shhhh!” in the archives that you might want to revisit.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Here are a few other tricks to keep up your sleeve as the school year begins.<o:p></o:p></span></span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>If You’re Ready to Get Started</u> (Leigh Ann Towater)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">(Tune:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>“If You’re Happy and You Know It”)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">If you’re ready to get started say, I AM!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Children say, “I am!”)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">If you’re ready to get started say, I AM!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Children say, “I am!”)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">If you say that you’re not,<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">You’re going to miss out on a lot.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">If you’re ready to get started say, I AM!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Children say, “I am!)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Echo Chant</u><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Martha Edwards)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">1, 2<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Students repeat each line.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">3, 4<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">We’re not talking.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Anymore! <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">5, 6<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">7, 8<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Standing quietly<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(or lining up or sitting down, etc.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Would be great.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">9, 10<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Let’s begin!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><u><br /></u></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Hand Poem</u><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Barb Williams)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Hands up high.<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(Hands in the air.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Hands down low.<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(Hands down.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Hide those hands, now.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(Hands behind your back.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Where did they go?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(Shrug shoulders.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">One hand up.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(Right hand up.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">The other hand, too.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(Left hand up.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Clap them,<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(Clap.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Fold them,<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(Fold in lap.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Now we’re through!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">*If children are wiggling their hands, ask them to please talk to their hands and tell them to be quiet.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Class Callbacks</u>(Sara Quinn)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Teacher says:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Hands on top.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Students put their hands on their heads.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Students say:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>That means stop!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Teacher says: Holy Moly!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Students say: Guacamole!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Teacher says: All set?<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Students say: You bet!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">*You can go on all day with callbacks.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Marco - Polo; Peanut Butter - jelly;<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Criss cross – sit like a boss, etc.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Looking!<o:p></o:p></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">I am looking.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">What do I see?<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">I see (student, class) sitting (standing, whatever you need)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Properly.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Hint!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Lower your voice each time you say this until children are quiet.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Hallway Trick</u><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Meghan Boyle)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Before going in the hallway say, “Hands on your hips.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Smile on your lips.”<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Hallway Tip</u><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Stacey Keller)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">“Zip” – pretend to zip your lips.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">“Flip” – fold arms across your chest.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">“We’re ready for the hallway trip.”<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Self Control</u><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Becky Gilsdorf)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Use this visual cue to help children who are out of control.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Cross hands over your chest.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Self)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Slide both hands down the sides of your body.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Control)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">As the child repeats the movements silently it will calm them down.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Hallway Hug</u> (Jodi Spakes)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">When children see friends in the hall teach them to do the hallway hug.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">You<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Hold up index finger.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Me<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Hold up middle finger.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Hello (Cross middle and index finger and wiggle.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Air Hug</u><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Mary Katherine Ellis)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Open your arms as if giving a huge hug in the air.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">*This is good for when students see a friend in the hall.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">*This is also good when someone comes in or leaves the classroom and the kids want to jump up and give them a hug.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><u><br /></u></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Problem Resolution</u>(Carrie Thouvenot)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">After students resolve a problem they can follow this routine:<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>1<sup>st</sup>- Fist bump <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>2<sup>nd</sup>- Hand shake <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>3<sup>rd</sup>- High five <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>4<sup>th</sup>- Hug <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>5<sup>th</sup>- Walk away happy!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><u><br /></u></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Mirror Talk</u> <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">If children talk ugly to a friend, then tell them to go talk like that in the mirror and see how it feels.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>You Know What to Do<o:p></o:p></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Several years ago I heard an interview on NPR with the Teacher of the Year.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>She said, “When a child is misbehaving, I stand next to her and quietly say, ‘You know what to do.’”<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Physical proximity – just getting close – can be a powerful tool.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Humor<o:p></o:p></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">A friend who teaches 3<sup>rd</sup>grade said, “I’ll stand next to the child who is misbehaving and say, ‘Am I going to have to kiss you or what?’”<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Instead of escalating the problem they end up laughing.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Now, that won’t work with a 5 year old, but sometimes humor can be magic.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><u><br /></u></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;">Hint! &nbsp;Run off these ideas and glue them to index cards. &nbsp;Keep them in your pocket or tape them to a classroom wall for a quick reminder.<br /><br />P.S. &nbsp;K.J.'s first day of school was yesterday and he was sooo excited!!! &nbsp;Every time his class is "good" they get a letter to spell out "recess." &nbsp;When they spell out the word they get an extra recess. &nbsp;If they get 25 recesses they get to shave the teacher's head at the end of the year. &nbsp;You would think the teacher had promised them a trip to Disney World! &nbsp;This is a reminder to look at the world through children's eyes. &nbsp;We may believe that reading, writing, and math are what school is all about, but they view things differently. &nbsp;Those 3rd graders are going to work together to do this, they are going to develop the executive function, and they are going to have FUN!!! &nbsp;It's the little things in life, isn't it?</div><!--EndFragment--></span></div><!--EndFragment--><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:DocumentProperties> <o:Template>Normal</o:Template> <o:Revision>0</o:Revision> <o:TotalTime>0</o:TotalTime> <o:Pages>1</o:Pages> <o:Words>445</o:Words> <o:Characters>2538</o:Characters> <o:Company>Dr. Jean and Friends</o:Company> <o:Lines>21</o:Lines> <o:Paragraphs>5</o:Paragraphs> <o:CharactersWithSpaces>3116</o:CharactersWithSpaces> <o:Version>11.1539</o:Version> </o:DocumentProperties> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DoNotShowRevisions/> <w:DoNotPrintRevisions/> <w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery> <w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery> <w:UseMarginsForDrawingGridOrigin/> </w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--> <!--StartFragment--> <br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:DocumentProperties> <o:Template>Normal</o:Template> <o:Revision>0</o:Revision> <o:TotalTime>0</o:TotalTime> <o:Pages>1</o:Pages> <o:Words>594</o:Words> <o:Characters>3388</o:Characters> <o:Company>Dr. Jean and Friends</o:Company> <o:Lines>28</o:Lines> <o:Paragraphs>6</o:Paragraphs> <o:CharactersWithSpaces>4160</o:CharactersWithSpaces> <o:Version>11.1539</o:Version> </o:DocumentProperties> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DoNotShowRevisions/> <w:DoNotPrintRevisions/> <w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery> <w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery> <w:UseMarginsForDrawingGridOrigin/> </w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--> <!--StartFragment--> </span><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Dg4i65zH--s/UhTpczVNMQI/AAAAAAAAFTE/4-kJpSC11ZY/s1600/photo.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="150" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Dg4i65zH--s/UhTpczVNMQI/AAAAAAAAFTE/4-kJpSC11ZY/s200/photo.JPG" width="200" /></a><span style="font-family: Arial;">I wonder if teachers realize how “yelling” or using a harsh voice really impacts students.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>You could technically be a master teacher, but if you “yell” it certainly chips away at the positive image.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I was chatting with K.J. about school and teachers for the upcoming year.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>His entire selection process was based on who “yelled.”<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>He wanted a certain teacher because, “He never yells.”<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>He didn’t want another teacher because “She yells all the time.”<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"> </span><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"><br /></span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"></span><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Of course, we all have times when we lose our cool and use a loud voice.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I know anyone who reads this blog is a super teacher, but we are also human.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I have a blog called “Shhhh!” in the archives that you might want to revisit.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Here are a few other tricks to keep up your sleeve as the school year begins.<o:p></o:p></span></span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>If You’re Ready to Get Started</u> (Leigh Ann Towater)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">(Tune:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>“If You’re Happy and You Know It”)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">If you’re ready to get started say, I AM!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Children say, “I am!”)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">If you’re ready to get started say, I AM!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Children say, “I am!”)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">If you say that you’re not,<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">You’re going to miss out on a lot.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">If you’re ready to get started say, I AM!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Children say, “I am!)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Echo Chant</u><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Martha Edwards)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">1, 2<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Students repeat each line.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">3, 4<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">We’re not talking.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Anymore! <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">5, 6<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">7, 8<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Standing quietly<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(or lining up or sitting down, etc.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Would be great.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">9, 10<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Let’s begin!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><u><br /></u></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Hand Poem</u><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Barb Williams)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Hands up high.<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(Hands in the air.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Hands down low.<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(Hands down.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Hide those hands, now.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(Hands behind your back.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Where did they go?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(Shrug shoulders.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">One hand up.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(Right hand up.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">The other hand, too.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(Left hand up.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Clap them,<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(Clap.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Fold them,<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(Fold in lap.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Now we’re through!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">*If children are wiggling their hands, ask them to please talk to their hands and tell them to be quiet.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Class Callbacks</u>(Sara Quinn)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Teacher says:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Hands on top.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Students put their hands on their heads.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Students say:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>That means stop!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Teacher says: Holy Moly!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Students say: Guacamole!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Teacher says: All set?<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Students say: You bet!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">*You can go on all day with callbacks.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Marco - Polo; Peanut Butter - jelly;<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Criss cross – sit like a boss, etc.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Looking!<o:p></o:p></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">I am looking.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">What do I see?<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">I see (student, class) sitting (standing, whatever you need)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Properly.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Hint!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Lower your voice each time you say this until children are quiet.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Hallway Trick</u><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Meghan Boyle)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Before going in the hallway say, “Hands on your hips.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Smile on your lips.”<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Hallway Tip</u><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Stacey Keller)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">“Zip” – pretend to zip your lips.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">“Flip” – fold arms across your chest.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">“We’re ready for the hallway trip.”<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Self Control</u><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Becky Gilsdorf)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Use this visual cue to help children who are out of control.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Cross hands over your chest.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Self)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Slide both hands down the sides of your body.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Control)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">As the child repeats the movements silently it will calm them down.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Hallway Hug</u> (Jodi Spakes)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">When children see friends in the hall teach them to do the hallway hug.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">You<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Hold up index finger.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Me<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Hold up middle finger.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Hello (Cross middle and index finger and wiggle.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Air Hug</u><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Mary Katherine Ellis)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Open your arms as if giving a huge hug in the air.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">*This is good for when students see a friend in the hall.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">*This is also good when someone comes in or leaves the classroom and the kids want to jump up and give them a hug.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><u><br /></u></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Problem Resolution</u>(Carrie Thouvenot)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">After students resolve a problem they can follow this routine:<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>1<sup>st</sup>- Fist bump <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>2<sup>nd</sup>- Hand shake <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>3<sup>rd</sup>- High five <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>4<sup>th</sup>- Hug <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>5<sup>th</sup>- Walk away happy!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><u><br /></u></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Mirror Talk</u> <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;">If children talk ugly to a friend, then tell them to go talk like that in the mirror and see how it feels.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>You Know What to Do<o:p></o:p></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Several years ago I heard an interview on NPR with the Teacher of the Year.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>She said, “When a child is misbehaving, I stand next to her and quietly say, ‘You know what to do.’”<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Physical proximity – just getting close – can be a powerful tool.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Humor<o:p></o:p></u></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">A friend who teaches 3<sup>rd</sup>grade said, “I’ll stand next to the child who is misbehaving and say, ‘Am I going to have to kiss you or what?’”<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Instead of escalating the problem they end up laughing.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Now, that won’t work with a 5 year old, but sometimes humor can be magic.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><u><br /></u></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;">Hint! &nbsp;Run off these ideas and glue them to index cards. &nbsp;Keep them in your pocket or tape them to a classroom wall for a quick reminder.<br /><br />P.S. &nbsp;K.J.'s first day of school was yesterday and he was sooo excited!!! &nbsp;Every time his class is "good" they get a letter to spell out "recess." &nbsp;When they spell out the word they get an extra recess. &nbsp;If they get 25 recesses they get to shave the teacher's head at the end of the year. &nbsp;You would think the teacher had promised them a trip to Disney World! &nbsp;This is a reminder to look at the world through children's eyes. &nbsp;We may believe that reading, writing, and math are what school is all about, but they view things differently. &nbsp;Those 3rd graders are going to work together to do this, they are going to develop the executive function, and they are going to have FUN!!! &nbsp;It's the little things in life, isn't it?</div><!--EndFragment--></span></div><!--EndFragment--><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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