“In through the nose, out through the mouth. In through the nose, out through the mouth.” The end of the school year is right around the corner, and even though these last few weeks and days can be challenging, we know you’ve got this. Here are a few ideas to keep you cool, calm and collected along the way.
1. KEEP CALM AND MAKE AN ANCHOR CHART
You can never have enough anchor charts. Whip one (or 10) together and we guarantee your stress level will go down at least three notches.
2. KEEP CALM AND EAT DARK CHOCOLATE
Aren’t there like studies and such that talk about how healthy and “good for you” dark chocolate is? Eh, you can look that up later. Go ahead and have two pieces.
3. KEEP CALM AND STEP AWAY FROM THE GLITTER
Glitter on a good day can be a challenge, so let’s just leave it out of the equation in these last few days of school. Your cleaning staff will thank you.
4. KEEP CALM AND LAMINATE SOMETHING
Ahhh, the smell of hot, melty plastic and the way your scissors zip through it when you’re cutting the edges … laminating is always the right thing to do when stressed.
5. KEEP CALM AND READ A BOOK
They take us to faraway places and give us something to look forward to … buy yourself a new book and escape.
6. KEEP CALM AND TAKE A RECESS
Students need recess, especially at the end of the year. Guess what? You need it too. Give yourself “me” time to decompress or head outside. It’s good for the soul!
7. KEEP CALM AND REDO YOUR BULLETIN BOARD
Who cares that it’s almost the end of the year? If redoing a bulletin board takes you to your happy place, then by golly, you should do it.
8. KEEP CALM AND HUG YOUR TEACHER BFF
This person lifts you up when you need it most and makes you laugh when you want to cry. Go ahead … hug it out.
9. KEEP CALM AND TEACH ON
There’s a reason teachers are considered heroes. Even with big class sizes and standards that are constantly changing, you find a way to make it work. You are gonna CONQUER the end of this school year!
How do you keep calm at the end of the school year? Share your ideas and suggestions in the comments below. Thank you, teachers, for all that you do!