Well, I am ready for the weekend people! How about you? Here in the land of enchantment, aka New Mexico, we have International Balloon Fiesta starting this weekend. It's a major deal here. People come from around the world to see hundreds of balloons lift off during mass ascensions or enjoy the warmth and soft glow of the evening balloon glowdeo. I LOVE it. It's one of my favorite things about this state.
Anyway, we are working on balloon joy right now in class and I will post the fun next week (hopefully) when we get it all wrapped up.
One trick I use in the classroom is taking something that makes them crazy and using it to make the kiddos work harder. They will be excited about Halloween for the next 30 days- just know it and deal. Go with it, don't fight it...it's futile! I get items that would normally ramp them up, pumpkin stuffed toys, bats, spiders, etc and I sit the items on the desk of the quietest/hardest working kiddos to have for a chunk of time. This works really well for hats but stuffed toys work great too.