I'm working on implementing more natural consequences in my classroom. I'm not too great at this. The consequences normally are losing Dojo Points, which is effective for the most part. I think a natural consequence would be more effective, however. Here are some natural consequences I've given out. Side note: I'm new at this so,… Continue reading Natural Consequences
We were lucky to have 2 4 day weeks in a row. Granted, one was a day off for parent teacher conferences but, still counts! Now we have 2 5 day weeks in a row before spring break. A five day week is normal and I should be used to it. It just seems SOOOO… Continue reading Long Weeks
Here is a quote of the day from Friday. One of my student's was singing that Maroon 5, What Lovers Do. I swear to you that song says, "Ooh ooh ooh ooh oooh I'm a chef not you, Ooooh oooh. Trying to do what lovers do oooh." He was singing some other lyrics instead of… Continue reading Things My Student’s Say..
Today I didn't want to write. Today I had a hard day. Today I got some pretty upsetting news. But I did write. I wrote an entire post, that I later deleted. It didn't need to be published. I wrote about my frustrations and about how sad I was. Instead of laying on my couch… Continue reading Today I Don’t Want To Write
We don't do state testing in second grade. (Thank goodness. They are still babies.) We do district testing though. We have 3 benchmarks in math and language arts and a pre and post test in each as well. We are finishing our last math unit and will begin to review. I want to review in… Continue reading Testing Review
We were completing a super fun STEM activity on Friday. The kiddos were building a nest for two peeps. The nest was unifix cubes, a cup on top, pipe cleaners, and the birds sat on top the pipe cleaners. It was a challenging but fun activity. The kiddos were BEGGING to eat the peeps they… Continue reading Peeps
There are no words to describe the fear you feel when your brightest child looks at the test and says "Well either of these answers would work..." On a question where the other choices are ridiculous and obviously wrong.