I always like to change things up a bit after Christmas
break. I like to move things around in the room. No major
changes, but enough that the room seems new and fresh (like
it did in September). I always remove all signs of Christmas
before I leave for break so that the kids come back to a neat
and tidy room. I put away things that we are no longer using
and get out a few new toys, centers etc...
We only have a few days to go. We will make it!
On 12/13/14, Mary wrote:
> So, I'm hoping for help. I've been teaching kindergarten
> for 10 years now and go through this EVERY year... I
> know it has to be something that I am doing or not doing.
> My class isn't getting along... they are mean to each
> other, moan and groan about everything I say, and just do
> not seem to care. Lining up is miserable, clean up is
> miserable, they have become noisy, hurtful, and
> combative. I feel like I "have" them in the beginning of
> the year and then each year, right around November,
> things shift. The classroom atmosphere is no longer
> pleasant. How do I win them over/back? I really do not
> want to go through the crest of the school year like this
> AGAIN. Any suggestions?