Alright my friends. We are almost there. Do you see the light at the end of the tunnel? It’s faint, but it’s there . . . I can make out a little gleam 🙂 This is one of the toughest weeks of the whole year, but it always seems to be one of the most magical as well. With this said, here are FIVE monster tips that I have picked up in the past nine years that have saved my bacon on more than one occasion.
|You always seem to get better work in groups this week
(especially when a mommy helper is manning the station).
|A Themed Math Worksheet in reading groups??
Um, they are happy and learning . . . works for me!!
Over the years I have noticed that a couple of the kiddies find a naughty streak during this final week. It’s all of that extra excitement . . . they just can’t contain it. I always do my best to slip in ways to show kindness to others during this week to help offset some of the less desirable behaviors that pop up. My favorite activity is a freebie from Susan Jones’ Shop (TGIF) – Stocking Stuffers. The kids write secret “feel good” notes to classmates throughout the week. It’s always oh so magical. CLICK HERE to check out Suz’s free pack.
|They cannot wait to check their stockings!|
|Swoon . . . Thanks Dad!
Who knew that jingle bells could fit on your noggin??!!
|Q Tip Snowmen . . . they take FOREVER (it’s perfect for that final Friday)!|
|Antonym Mittens – cute and easy
We come back and hit opposites for a week.