Tuesday, June 18, 2013

My Teacher Always Says Linky


Tis the season to link up, so I'm joining the masses with my own linky and inviting you to join me as well.  (Which is a bit scary since this is my first ever.)  I've wanted to post about my classroom mantras for a long time.  There are so many things that I say over and over.  (My kids can attest to that.  In fact, I say them so often, I let the children finish my sentences!)  The thing is, I'd love to know what you say too, because most likely I'll want to steal your clever sayings for myself.  So if you're reading this, consider yourself personally invited to join me.  We'll probably all find something new to add to our repertoire.

This is my favorite!

My writers figure out really fast that if they ask me how to spell a word, they're going to get this response out of me.  

This is one of my favorite things to ask a mathematician.  

This year we talked about not sweating the small stuff.  When it comes to their neighbors, they can turn small stuff into big stuff much too quickly.

Boy does this one come in handy!

This works really well when you insert the name of the person someone is trying to control.  In other words, take care of yourself!

I could go on.  I'd better stop, so you can start working on yours (especially since this linky is only up for a week)!
  • Please use the graphic at the top of my post to link back to my blog.  
  • Feel free to use the graphic below for your mantras if you're feeling fancy.  Otherwise, please just make yourself at home and share them in whatever fashion makes you happy.
  • Of course your mantras can come from a variety of places - behavioral or in any academic area.  
  • Share as many as you'd like.  The more, the merrier.  

Graphic provided byhttp://frompond.blogspot.com


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36 comments:

  1. Tammy - what a fun idea for a linky! I started using "If you can say it, you can spell it" this year. I like "That's small stuff." Good reminder!
    Sara

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    1. Thank you Sara! My linky is happy now. :)

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  2. HA Ha I like the "it's called self control not___control" I am going to have to remember that one!

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    1. Tammy, it works wonders. Quiets down the tattler awfully fast! Thanks for linking up!

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  3. Loving this linky....wonder if what I think I say all the time, matches up with what my kids think I say all the time.

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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    1. Laurie, thanks for loving my linky. It's feeling the love for sure. I wondered the same thing about my kids, but they were pretty much right on when I asked them. :)

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  4. When asked, "Is this enough?" during writing time, while holding up a piece of paper with words I can't make out, never mind read, I always respond, "A good writer keeps writing until he/she has nothing left to say."

    Second most used, "Are my keys up there?"

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    1. Anonymous, thanks for sharing yours with us! You reminded me of what I say about their writing. "When you're done, you've just begun." I borrowed that one from Lucy Calkins, and it gets lots of air time at the beginning of the year. (I hope you're able to always track down the keys.) :)

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  5. What a fun idea for a linky! Yours are great!
    Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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    1. Lori, thank you again for linking up. My linky loves your company!

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  6. I love, love, love this linky! My favorite of yours is "It's called self control, not _______ control!" I may have to borrow that one!! I found you through your linky. I'm your newest follower.
    Crystal
    Ms. Jones’ Junction

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    1. Crystal, thank you for coming by. The one about self-control has come in very handy! :)

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  7. Great sayings by you! I get a kick out of leave your drama at the door and the one about self-control. :)
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Thank you Lori. Thanks for being part of my first linky ever! :)

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  8. I love this linky, and I'm your newest follower! :) Thanks for the fun posts!
    I love your: "If you can say it, you can spell it!" That's brilliant. I always encourage my kids to sound it out, but I usually just fall back on "how do YOU think you spell it?"
    I may have to try your idea this year! :)
    Enjoy your summer!
    Kaitlyn

    http://second-is-the-best.blogspot.com/

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    1. Kaitlyn, I'm so glad you love this linky. I love that you joined in. Thank you!

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  9. Oh wow - could I ever use your "Leave you drama at the door!" I might borrow that one starting tomorrow!
    I'm following now!
    :-)
    Susanna
    Whimsy Workshop

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    1. Susanna, the drama one came in very handy at the end of the year. I'd say, "Leave your drama" and they'd say "at the door." :)

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  10. What a fun linky! I really want to see what everyone else is saying in their classrooms.

    Jeanette
    Third Grade Galore

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    1. Jeanette, thank you! It's been fun reading what everyone is saying.

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    1. MK, thank you so much and thanks for sharing your mantra too!

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    1. Amy, I'm glad that you joined me!

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  13. Such a fun linky! I had a serious case of blogger's block today, so I was so excited to find this!

    Blair
    One Lesson at a Time

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    1. Blair, I'm so glad I was able to help out!

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  14. Fun linky...now if you were to ask my OWN children at home...they'd have a whole other list... :)

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    1. Deanna, I don't have children, but if I did, I'm sure the same would be true for me. :)

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  15. We have been going over (and over and over) big problems, medium problems and small problems. I think I am going to start reminding them with "that's small stuff".

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    1. Sandi, we made a classroom book about not sweating the small stuff. I think maybe that helped a little. :)

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  16. Moaning and complaining in the room......."Just remember, 2nd grade is all about HARD work!" It was fun to start watching students say it to each other.

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    1. MJ Davis, it's great when the kids talk to each other like we talk to them. Thanks for adding your mantra to our list!

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  17. It does sound like Conscious Discipline and Love and Logic are closely related. I put some of the Love and Logic books on my "to read" list. I'm excited to get some new tips!

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    1. Heather, I think you'll enjoy them. I certainly do!

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  18. I missed the linky... but here is my post!
    http://alwaysalesson.com/2013/07/06/my-teacher-always-says-linky/

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    1. Gretchen, thanks for joining me. Better late than never! :)

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