I am really getting ready for summer already....it can't get here fast enough! One reason I love summer is time to read. I usually don't have time during the school year, as you can probably relate! In anticipation of summer, I have started getting my summer reading list ready. So here's what I will be reading:

Ron Clark's newest book The Essential 55 comes out April 30th, I can't wait to get this one! We all can learn something from Ron Clark.

If you are a fan of Gerry Brooks like I am, you'll love this book Go See the Principal! I have been following all his videos and think he's hilarious! This book is also due out at the end of April.
                                      Go See the Principal: True Tales from the School Trenches

I grew up watching Mister Rogers, his gentle mannerisms and outlook on life and children was exceptional. This new book The World According to Mister Rogers will just be a feel good, lift you up book. This one is due out May 14th.
The last book is Educated, A Memoir. Just reading the book jacket of this book will hook you into reading it! The author writes about her life and escape from rural Idaho, where her father isolated his whole family. She never saw the inside of a classroom until she was seventeen years old! I can't wait to read this one!
What will you be reading this summer??
Can we talk about Hall Passes? I just can't even begin to think about how germy those things are! I have a thing about lanyard passes because they are so long they get wet and whatever else.....so I really wanted to get some ideas together that are an alternative to lanyards. Here are three of my favorites. They are sanitary and easy to implement. No more germs!

The first one that I love is from Keeping Up With Mrs. Harris. She puts those tap on lights by the door and students tap the light before they leave the classroom. With this method, you can make sure only one boy and one girl are in the bathroom at a time.
The second one is such a great idea! It comes from ABC's with Mrs. B. Students put the hand sanitizer on their desk before they leave the classroom. Then at the very least they remember to clean their hands when they return! Her labels are freebies as well.
In my school, students should have a pass when they leave the classroom. So I found clear badges  that clip onto students' shirts. Since they are not expensive (I found mine at office depot). I change them out frequently!
I have them hanging on a side of a filing cabinet near the door. This has worked out great this year!

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What is your favorite way for students to check out of the classroom? 

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