Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Stop! Disco Time!

So picture this if you will...

I am hard at work with a small group then suddenly.....I am interrupted...for someone to show me their broken pencil, or to tattle, or to ask to go the bathroom.  Despite the fact that we have had procedures in place since DAY ONE about what to do in such an instance.  Not mention that I have reached the point where I have told my sweeties that unless someone is:
Bleeding
Dying
Dead
Throwing Up 
   or 
On Fire 
then
Do NOT interrupt a reading group!

Haha, can you sense my frustration?  Please tell me I'm not the only one experiencing this right now. 

I had to try something different.  I was at Lowe's one day plotting my next home improvement and saw this:

It was on sale for 10 bucks!

A disco ball!  My kids this year LOVE to dance so I knew this would catch their attention.  

So now when it is time for reading groups, I turn on the disco ball.

I must take some photography classes!

So now they start to approach the table, see the disco ball, FREEZE, smile, and take care of the "problem" on their own.  So far, so good!

I'm loving it!

4 comments:

  1. I always say, "blood, bathroom, or barf." Those are the only problems that are worthy of an interruption. I can see how your ball does the trick!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  2. What a great idea!! I get just as frustrated as you with reading group interruptions!
    :) Dana
    www.funin1stgrade.blogspot.com

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