Also in this video, you'll see a clip of my students participating in something I've been calling The Clean Up Contest. This has been working fabulously with all of my classes, grades kinder thru fourth. My room is left spotless, the kids all clean, working together to make their table look the "even better than how you found it". My big rule is that they must do it silently...which really cuts down on the silly and helps them focus on tidying.
I'll also be sharing with you how I do the Smartest Artist. This is a simple game that all of my students love.
Please share your tips and tricks on Clean Up Time! I know I'm always looking for ways to make this process more streamlined.