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Thursday, June 5, 2014

End of the Year

In my classroom my students try to earn COMPLIMENTS in the hallways/during assemblies/with substitutes/in enrichment class/etc. Anywhere that is not "in my classroom with me". Every time they earn a compliment I add a piece of the Mr. and Mrs. Potato-head. Once all the pieces are on Mr. and Mrs. Potato-head, I add a letter to their "COMPIIMENTS" board. (10 compliments per letter). It seems like a lot but you would be surprised how many compliments these kids earn. Sometimes they earn 5 a day!!!! I use this as a team building and behavior management system. If they earn all the letters to their Compliments board they earn an Ice Cream Party at the end of the year. I actually had to alter it this year and add "TOPPINGS" to the board because my babes earned so many compliments. :) they earned 6 Toppings just the last two weeks of school. Pretty Proud!!!!

Making Memories! Last day being called "Ms. Rose" :(
My Bestie Loren Ferretti makes this adorable bows! Go on over to WWW.GAMEDAYBOWS.COM and check her out!!! She has a gazillion styles. I use mine as a belt for spirit days and with a maxi dress too!

End of the Year

This year I decided to eliminate the whole "bring your favorite board game to school" day. I always hate it and its stressful SO this year I did MINUTE TO WIN IT CHALLENGES! So much fun, my kids were working as a team, AND there was NO STRESS! I will definitely be doing them again next year. Here is the list of Minute to Win it games that I did but you can alter them to fit what you have in your classroom... that is what I did. :)

1. Feather Flop: Who can keep the feather in the air for one minute by blowing it with their mouth?
2. Marshmallow Stack: Who can stack 5 marshmallows tall and keep them there for one minute?
3. Paper Fish: Who can move the fish from one end of the carpet to the other using a paper plate to push it in one minute?
4. Cup Tower: Who can stack the tallest plastic cup tower in one minute? (measuring with a meter stick)
5. Face Pop: Who can roll a piece of pop corn from their forehead to their mouth in one minute?
6. There She Blows: Who can blow a pompom from one end of the room to the other using a straw in one minute?
7. Chop Sticks: Who can move 10 pompoms from one plate to the other using chop sticks (pencils) in one minute?
8. Leaning tower: Who can blow two plastic cups from one end of the table and back in one minute?
9. Balloon Bop: Who can keep a balloon in the air using one a paper plate for one minute?
10. Cheerio Stack: Who can stack the most cheerios high in one minute?

Name Change

So I am getting married in a month !!!!! (AHHH) and I will no longer be Ms. Rose but the soon to be Mrs. Stallings (hence the blog name). I am starting to renovate my classroom from being "Ms. Rose" everything to represent my new name. Here is my first completed project!