Greetings friends! This is the first time I have sat down since getting home from church. Sheesh! I have been cooking, cleaning, and doing the dreaded laundry. I swear, I HATE laundry!
This will start the fifth week that hubs and I have been clean eating and can I tell you that I LOVE it! If you don’t follow my sister’s facebook page, you totally should. She is my inspiration and the kick in the rear I needed. It has made a world of difference in our lives. I meal prep every weekend for the whole week (breakfast, lunches and some dinners) and life has gotten easier because of it. Lindsay tells me, “Fail to prepare, Prepare to fail!”. I used to want to kick her in the teeth when she said that (Ok, that is way more violent then I really am…all talk people), but now I am trying to literally eat those words and it’s good stuff.
Anywho, who cares about that, right? I have gotten several emails and comments about how I set up my Early Finisher’s Tubs so I wanted to show you. Here is my tub for Aug/Sept. Seriously, these are one of my favorite creations. I don't consider myself too bright but man oh man have these made my laugh so much easier and my classroom so much quieter. So, here is what they look like and how I set it up. It isn't huge because let's be honest, we don't have enough space.
I show my class the activities on the carpet whole group. Initially, we spend a lot of time talking about how to go to the tub and make a selection, where we can sit, and how to clean up (I call that “restoring work”). I model this and we practice it too. We go back to our seats and "practice" using the EFT.
My kids learn pretty quickly that I have two rules for EFT. First, you must work quietly so you don’t disturb anyone. Second, you must restore the work like you found it. My littles know that if they are being loud, disturbing anyone, or have not restored their work, they lose their EFT privilege. Yes, they are learning big time by doing these activities, but if you treat it as a privilege, so will they. I promise, they WANT to do the activities. I also stress the importance of not rushing through their work at their seat and doing a good job or else again, no tub privileges.
For those of you who have purchased my tubs, you can grab this rules freebie. Hopefully it will help you implement your tub expectations.
If you are new to my tubs, you can check out the bundle (which makes each tub $3 so basically you get TWO free! ) or my store for the monthly tubs.Just click the pics for more info. :)
Feel free to ask any other questions. Have a great Monday!!! Week three here I come. I'm Lovin It!
Love and virtual hugs!!