First, teacher blows some bubbles and, as expected, the kids all pop them. Then, she challenges them to NOT pop the bubbles even if one lands on the tip of their nose. Introduce the concept of self control and launch a discussion about stopping to think before you act. You can refer back to the lesson again and again. "Think about that time when we didn't pop the bubbles..."

First, blow some bubbles and, as expected, the kids pop them. Then, challenge them to NOT pop the bubbles even if one lands on the tip of their nose. Introduce the concept of self control and launch a discussion about stopping to think before you act.

Tips for Calming the Angry Child: Why it's ok to be upset, and how we can help our kids learn to calm themselves anywhere!

The 5 tips that WILL help you calm your angry child down.

Tips for Calming the Angry Child PLUS 8 Calming Tools to do ANYWHERE - Views From a Step Stool Tips for Calming the Angry Child: Why it's ok to be upset, and how we can help our kids learn to calm themselves anywhere!

My co teacher had the best idea! We made a nose wiping station. We set up a mirror, shelf, tissues and a trash can. The kids can look I the mirror and see how to wipe their noses. We will use it later for emotion cards and other exercises!

An idea from another teacher:" We made a nose wiping station. We set up a mirror, shelf, tissues and a trash can. The kids can look I the mirror and see how to wipe their noses. We will use it later for emotion cards and other exercises!

SO powerful. A must read for any teacher.

MUST READ----- Every Friday Chase’s teacher asks her students to write down the names of 4 children.

Let these dollar-store savvy teachers help you save (and not waste!) your hard-earned money with this guide on what to buy, and what you might want to think twice about before purchasing.

Let these dollar-store savvy teachers help you save (and not waste!) your hard-earned money with this guide on what to buy, and what you might want to think twice about before purchasi

Checkout this great post on Preschool Printables!

With this FREE 80 page packet, insect theme activities can be easily incorporated into your classroom. Provides bug action cards, along with insect activities to practice math, color, and tracing skills

Guided Reading Table Idea that my K colleague uses. Clever!

adorable seats (LOVE these crate seats) and the wipe-offs (laminated construction paper!) are taped to table ready at all times.

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