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Monday, October 28, 2013

Weekend Recap and Some Classroom Management!

AHHH what a weekend.  I had such a busy weekend with my honey and with Halloween parties.  It's so hard to be me right now with all the planning for the wedding and house hunting.  It's so hard to find time and just hang.  

This weekend that is exactly what we did.  We went to an apple orchard and had some fun apple picking.  We go to this one every year and it's so much fun looking and finding apples.  Here's what it looked like...

After apple picking, we had to rush home and get ready for a Halloween party one of our friends was throwing.  This is the first year I do a couple costume with my honey.  I usually dress up with my BESTIES but this year we were in all different places.  
I knew there were contests going on so I knew our costume had to be good and original...and it was!

We were grandparents!  And ...we won funniest costume!!  We won 50$ so our night was pretty much free which was AMAZING!  I love a good deal. =) 

What you can't see so well is my toosh.  I bought a fake one and it literally made the outfit so funny!

I leave you with one more thing....

This is my friend the "Pumpkin Whisperer"

In the beginning of every year my little ones have a hard time understanding the different between telling the teacher when someone is hurting their feelings or hurting them and just tattling.  I am sure we can all agree, it is not fun hearing about 25 tattles a day ranging from he touched my pencil or he burped and didn't say excuse me....YIKES!  

So I love Halloween season where the "Pumpkin Whisperer" comes in to play!  I tell my students that the "Pumpkin Whisperer"is there to listen to all their stories and tattles.  However when someone hurts them or their feelings, it needs to get to me first.  All the other fun tattles can go to the "Pumpkin Whisperer".  I then go on to explain that at the end of the day the pumpkin tells me all the stories they whispered into their ear.  

Can I say....they actually believe me.  I allow them at snack time to tell the pumpkin their tattles and some things that happened during recess, etc. etc.  You would not believe the line that forms during snack.  It makes me giggle so much that these little sweeties are so sweet and innocent.

It does teach them whats important tattling and what can be swept under the rug.  

What a great idea right?

What do you to control the tattling in the classroom?  I'd love to hear your ideas and see if I can put it to  good use in the classroom!

Coming up this week....

Updating version of my Thanksgiving Craft.  The stencils are about the same but the printables are changed a bit and more has been added to this bundle.  Stay tuned!!


  1. Love the Pumpkin Whisperer. That is such a great idea! Also, your boots. Please send them to me!!! (or just tell me where you got them!)

    Everyone deServes to Learn

  2. I love the costumes :) Too cute!