After getting back into the the school mindset, I began a writing mini lesson where we integrated science with writing and adding details, my kids wrote all about snails. We completed a graphic organizer as a class of all the words that may be tricky to spell about snails and then they were well on their way to writing!
Then the surprise came!!!! I told them if they promised to be extra quiet and try their best, I would allow them to take their shoes off while they were in their seats! The kids were ecstatic and SO quiet! Granted the room was a little smelly, but it was the best 25 minutes of my day and theirs too!
I got some awesome responses from parents about this epic day in kindergarten! The kids went home and raved about it! ((I think I just found my class motivation to be extra quiet and show effort)). This makes my heart smile!