If your students are like mine, packing up and cleaning up at the end of the day could seriously take 30 minutes if they wanted it do. You are watching your little ones dottle along thinking "What in the world are you doing? It's been the same routine for 100 days!"
Unfortunately, we just don't have all that time. I leave about 10 minutes each day for our end of the day routine. I recently wrote about our afternoon meeting that takes us about 5 minutes, so that means we have to pack up and clean up in FIVE minutes! At the beginning of the year that would have been next to impossible but thanks to a little song to motivate them and lots of practice, 5 minutes is plenty of time!
What is our song, you ask? Well it's our 2014-2015 theme song: Brave!
I absolutely love this song and I love watching them jam out to it at the end of the day. It's a great way to end our day and no matter what happened throughout the rest of the day- they get to hear this everyday before they go home!