Ok, folks, I think* this is our final assignment for this summer, so let's go out with a bang.
If we're honest, we all have days when, for any number of reasons (lack of sleep, family issues, minor illness, idiopathic crankiness...) we are just not at our best. There are days when, in any other line of work, we would probably call in sick, but we don't because we know the impact of our absence is so great. What are your survival tips and tricks to get yourself and your students through those days in one piece? Special supplies to keep on hand? Treats that get you through? Lifesaving lessons or activities?
This month, thousands of brand new teachers will enter their first classrooms and face their very first class of students (some of them within just a few days.) Share the tricks you wish someone had told you (or maybe the tricks you are grateful someone shared!).
Please post a link to your response in the comments here, and don't forget to tweet it out using the #kinderblog2012 hashtag.
*I said "I think" because, if any of you are interested in continuing the challenge, I would be happy to do so. Anyone want to keep going? Should we change to monthly assignments for the school year? Or twice-monthly?
Lots of love, and if you are headed back to your classroom this week - good luck!