Today I am linking with Laura from Where the Magic Happens, Krista from Teaching Momster, and Lisa from PAWsitively Teaching! I have joined forces once again with my bloggy friends to bring you the best, most amazing giveaway on this Labor Day weekend!
All of us have been thinking about good ways in which to treat our readers and followers. We thought hard, and I mean it! Really, really hard… and decided that we can treat you to our best ideas to work smarter rather than harder… at school and home!
I know what it takes to be a great teacher, the stress, the time, the energy… I could go on and on! I also know that we crave time to ourselves and our families.
I think one of the best ideas I have ever implemented is giving each student a job. I have the students do everything in the classroom. I have a messenger to go on errands, a computer technician to turn the computers on and off, chair stackers, a pencil sharpener student, classroom library helper, and anything else that is needed. It serves double duty because everything that is needed to be done that I don’t have time to do gets done and the students feel like they have any important role in the classroom. I rotate the jobs every week so every kids gets to do every job. Here is a picture of my job board.
So after a long and exhausting day at school with 4th graders, I come home to my 4-year-old daughter. I love it! She helps me remember what is most important in life. I love snuggling with her on the couch watching a tv show or reading a book. That’s what I like to do to unwind at home!
So at the beginning of the school year everything is very hectic. There is so much extra stuff to do besides teach your class. Make sure to make your life a little easier with a sub tub. Many schools make them mandatory to have at the beginning of the year for emergencies. I have several in my TPT store but my most popular sub tub is Click Clack Moo Cows That Type Sub Plans.