I use these farewells at dismissal with my students. I have them posted by my back door and as each child leaves he/she chooses a farewell for me to say to them. It becomes a beloved ritual, ending the day on a positive note! I find that it really helps build a positive classroom environment too!
Do you have tattling troubles? No matter how many ways I have tried to cut down on tattling it always seems to creep it's way back into my classroom. This year is no different. I have decided to take a different approach this week and focus on KINDNESS. Kindness is the key!
Book and stone painting. Classroom lesson, whenever there were times when students felt vulnerable, or uncomfortable, frustrated, or unhappy, or had problems with friendships at school, they could hold their rockfish in their hands & remember just how special they are, & all the qualities they have to offer. We encouraged them to remind themselves, there's only one you... & you can make a difference to our world!
***Updated for 2017!***A fun freebie for kids to express the number "2017" with place value and then think about and write some personal and academic goals. I hope you can make use of this in your classroom as you welcome your students back from their winter break!This freebie is similar to the upper elementary freebie I posted.