I can not express enough how much I D-R-E-A-D the end of the day. D.R.E.A.D.
It is awful. It is chaos. It is loud and crazy and I just want to roll in to a ball and cry.
What on EARTH do you do?! How do you end your days?!
The first bus gets called at 2:45. The last bus gets called sometime a little after 3:00pm.
I can’t put a read aloud on like I used to, because it gets so loud and the kids who need to be on the early bus get distracted.
I can’t let them read to self because they are so stir crazy and excited to go home that they don’t l-i-s-t-e-n. They read to each other (which is actually NOT reading..it’s laughing and giggling, and crawling around on the carpet).
I thought about a drawing book- each student can get a coloring/drawing book and they sit at their seats doing that until I call them to get their things ready to go home.
I haven’t tried that yet. That could work.
But I’m just SO TIRED OF HERDING CATS AT THE END OF THE DAY.
Please, give me your secrets to an easy (er) end of the day routine. My sanity depends on it.