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Sunday, February 7, 2016

SUPER Classroom Tip and SUPER(bowl) GIVEAWAY!

Well folks, the day has come. Our city is once again waiting on pins and needles for the big game where our Broncos will take on the Panthers to try to get Peyton one more ring!

To celebrate, a bunch of fabulous Colorado teacher bloggers and I are teaming up to offer you some SUPER classroom tips, and some SUPER prize packs!

My SUPER quick classroom tip is The Secret Object. This is a trick I only learned of last year, in my tenth year of teaching! I can't believe it took me so long to find it.

With The Secret Object game, my room has never been cleaner, quicker. You take a few seconds to scan the room before announcing that it's time to clean up, and put a secret object in your head... a pencil on the floor, a piece of trash that needs to be thrown away, a chair that needs to be pushed in, etc. Then as the kids are cleaning (and desperately hoping they get the secret object) you watch to see who cleans up your secret object! Once everyone has transitioned to whatever you instructed, you can announce the winner! This year I am in a school that uses reward coins that students can use in the school store, so my winner gets one of those. Last year I simply gave high fives, and my second graders loved it just as much. I would give away a random amount of high fives (25, 65, 100!) and they loved if they got a high number, and it was great skip counting practice.

I hope my SUPER tip helps to keep your classroom SUPER clean!

Now, here are the prize packs up for grabs...! There will be three winners who will win the SUPER items below, as well as a pack of more than a dozen SUPER TpT products. Just enter the Rafflecopter below, and visit the other blogs listed for additional entries!

Have a SUPER day! I sure hope our Broncos do!

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Visit these other blogs for more SUPER tips!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Day 6

The weekend has already been good for my soul! Tonight, it's movie night! I rarely watch movies these days, and I miss the feeling of getting lost in one. So I'll be snuggling up on the couch with a good blanket and HBO!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Day 5... whew!

Getting out my journal right now to do some reflecting and then moving on to some yoga for some centering. What a week it was. The last 3 days knocked me on my butt big time. Our students had indoor recess, and we had PLCs two days in a row, which means we only got one 15 minute break each of those days. On top of that, a behavior friend of mine had a really rough week, and I am just exhausted.

I'm trying really hard to let go, and really struggling. Going through some of my pinned quotes for some inspiration and motivation to just keep moving forward.

How is everyone? How have your first 5 days been? Remember, it's about progress, not perfection.

Here's tonight's self-care task. I think it might be just what I need to empty my mind... =)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Day 2

My first gratitude of the day was easy!

Your bonus self-care task for the day is....

Monday, February 1, 2016


Even my faucet is happy!

Happiness Challenge Day 1

So far so good! 

I still need to do my yoga and meditate, but I plan on doing my meditation minutes while doing today's bonus task...

Each day I will have an extra self-care bonus task for you, in addition to the daily 5. If you don't have a bath, do a shower and allow yourself some extra time to sit or stand and just be. Let the water pour over you and let your thoughts melt away.

Good work Happiness Tribe; one day under our belts, one day closer to better versions of ourselves. :)