My part of the world has been way too cold lately, leaving all the children stuck inside during recess. These little people really need their fresh air. We're making it work, but it is not the ideal teaching situation for sure. I find myself pulling some extra tricks out of my sleeve. Have you heard about self-control bubbles? Go here if you're interested in knowing more. The bubbles have been coming in handy this week. This morning I even drew a bubble on the board and throughout the day asked students who were showing self-control to sign it. What first grader doesn't love writing their name on the board? What teacher doesn't love students who are showing self-control? Now if someone could do something about the temperature.