Sunday, 26 January 2014

Patch-up Post Linky

This is such a cute idea from Brooke at Teachable Moments & a great excuse for a link-up. My blog can always use some more love!

We start back at school this week which will look something like:

Monday- public holiday for Australia Day a.k.a. a day at home stressing about what I haven't finished, organised, prepared for this term.

Tuesday- Whole School Planning day. My first at my new school. Eekk.

Wednesday- Kids first day & Preps first day of school! School for the Preps 9-12pm. Lots of stories, toilet breaks & routines.

Thursday & Friday- Preps school 9am to 12pm. Repeat of Wednesday with some craft & hopefully some counting thrown in :)

One thing I will be using a lot of are 'attention getters'. We will start with this one which we had already begun learning during our transition days, but a visual always helps! If you haven't used this before the teacher says, 'Hand on top' {with your hands on your head}, the kiddos then all put their hands on their head, stop and say 'Everybody stop'. I find clapping is not great with little kids, short short verbal cues with an action normally work really well.
Just click on the pic to download from google drive or go here.

Good luck if you are heading back this week or if you are in a part of the world with crazy weather, thinking of you!
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  1. Thanks for the freebie Bec! I'm so boring with these! I just do the Hip Hop - We Stop.

    I'm back to school on Tuesday with the students!


    1. I haven't heard of that one Alex, I'll add it to my bag of regulars! I also love (me) 'Snap, Crackle and' (kids) "POP", (me) 'Everybody' (kids) "Stop". I used to use 123, Eyes on me far too much so I've been aiming to change it up.

  2. I love that attention getter! Good luck at your new school, I just know you are going to do great!

    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

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  4. That's an awesome attention grabber. I have been using (me) "Chicka Chicka" (students) "Boom boom". They loved the book that it came from. I love that yours has an action with it.

    1. That's a great one Jem! I have still never read that book {it's not an Aussie one, obvs} - I need to get around to buying it.

  5. Thank you so much for the poster - my kids will love it! Good luck in your new school - you will be great :)

  6. Thanks for linking up Bec. Good luck with your new school - you'll be great!

  7. This is a great attention getter! I usually say "Give me five" and the kids hold up one hand in a group high five. I'll be trying this one out as soon as it warms up a little here in Michigan and we get to return to school!

    Teaching Tomorrow's Leaders

  8. I use macaroni and cheese -everybody freeze! Or red robin-yummmm

  9. Do you have any more of these available for download or purchase?


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