I really like this and I am jealous. Between breakfast and then our new STATE mandated Enrichment/Remedial time my day does not officially start until 10:10!!! It is very frustrating.
My coteacher and I then exchange classes at 10:15 and with our schedule we have to be on time or I do not have enough time to teach reading and writing. Any suggestions?
I love your blog and read every one! I would love to be a fly on the wall in your classroom!
Thank you for reading the blog. Actual uninterrupted teaching time seems to be more rare now a days. Five minutes is all you have to play with, eh? At 10:10 I would definitely start with a song. Due to the time constraint, no longer than one minute is what you need. TV theme songs are pretty good places to look for short, fun songs. "I'll Be There for You" from the t.v. show "Friends" comes to mind. During the dance have the students find another student to give the class handshake to each time the phrase "I'll be there for you" is sung in the song. Then do the announcement chant that you see in the video above. A few short announcements and you are ready to exchange classes. This allows a fun, team start to the day; a little positive interaction among students; and some vital information delivered. Good luck!
'Cuz you're there for me too,
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