Monday, July 11, 2022

My #1 Trick for Getting Students to Walk Down the Hall Silently

Friends, this is the best thing I have found to get students to walk down the hall without acting full blown feral! 😂 

Does this sound familiar? You are about to transition your class to the next room or back to their classroom and this is what you turn and see in the line behind you...

  • hands all over the walls and each other
  • skipping
  • turning around 
  • jumping to hit all the decor hanging from the ceiling
  • talking to anyone and everyone
  • gaps that make your line from here to eternity
  • and the list goes on...

Before COVID, I always used Smellies or flavored lip balm/Chapstick on the back of students' hands for demonstrating appropriate hallway behavior. 

However, not wanting to continue the spread of germs, I needed a replacement. Enter Smelly Spritz (a.k.a. body spray). I started out using body sprays from Calgon that someone had purchased for me as a gift set. I loved the scents and so did the kids! We still use Hawaiian Ginger, Japanese Cherry Blossom and Peach.  


Cotton Candy Body Spray by Body Fantasies was by far the biggest hit! Students get so disappointed when they don't get a spritz because they didn't follow our hallway expectations. Body Fantasies has lots of other great scents, as well. I especially like Cupcake Swirl and Coconut. 

You can purchase body sprays like this at Wal-Mart, Target, Dollar General, Amazon, drug stores, etc. for usually around $3. 

I can't tell you how much I love this stuff and the magical powers it seems to hold! I hope you try it this year and love it, too! Bonus, the hallway always smells amazing after the class walks away. I'd love to know if you try it!

#calgon #bodyfantasies #classroommanagement #librarymanagement #librarian #elementarylibrarian #transitiontips #transitiontricks

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