Sometimes, ok many times, she could be loud.
She rolled her eyes and twirled her neck. Often.
Her behavior was everyone else’s fault, never hers.
But as the school year progressed, she changed.
Was she perfect? By, no means.
Did I require perfection from her? READ MORE…
An easel sits in the right hand corner of our room.
It’s always been there.
Sometimes I use it, most of the time I don’t.
I started to notice something a few days ago.
My students have taken over the easel.
It’s that time.
I’m sad summer is over, but, I am excited at the start of a new year!:)
Besides some of the typical activities I use every year, (e.g”Getting to Know You” Bingo), here are some new activities I will be using.
Two of the ideas I got from Matt Bergman’s blog, “Learn, Lead, Grow.” He created a Google Slides of class expectations and had the class work in groups to complete them. Can you say “student ownership?” I added some of my own expectations that I want them to work on. When they are done, I will print the slides, put them on posterboard and hang up our rules. (I must have rules posted in my classroom.)… READ MORE
Buffalo Wild Wings introduced a 15 minute lunch guarantee:
I always want to know what my students think of me.
Not in a “shower me with praises because I am so great” kind of way, but just knowing how they felt about being in our classroom.
I usually do a survey each quarter, but for some reason, probably new grade, curriculum, etc… I didn’t get to it.READ MORE…
If You Give a Child a Packet…Or Sometimes a Worksheet.
Packets come in all shapes, sizes, and subjects.
I have used packets on occasion, less and less with more and more years of teaching..
Packets can be cute, fun, and/or adorable, but it doesn’t disguise its intent. Time spent on, usually, meaningless work, busy work. READ MORE…