Bless their hearts, I know they just needed to run out their wiggles out!! But the weather this past week has left my class with one indoor recess after another. Pair that with the knowledge that Christmas is just around the corners and well, we need a little *EXTRA* motivation to keep it together this time of year. To try and ease their jumpin’ jingle bells I ended up kicking one of my favorite classroom management tricks from this year into high gear!!
Basically anytime I “catch” my kids being super ON POINT , I try and snap a picture of them on my iPhone. (I use that thing all day at school…if I don’t set alarms for guided reading it’s over-!!) My favorite time of the day to do this is during center rotations, when they’re supposed to be working hard independently. Once I’ve collected 4-5 pictures I will e-mail them to myself and call the kids to the carpet so that we can shout out our most recent batch of kiddos “caught” doing the right thing!
You can click any of these images below to go to the Google doc with direct links to everything you see.
A little bit of this, a little bit of that. Who says teaching those standards can’t be sprinkled with loads FUN?! I loved Tracy’s Thanksgiving e-book, so I’m very excited to read Elf in Training this week. Alisha’s Merry & Bright pack reviews all kinds of skills. I’m going with contractions & retell this week. And Friday is ALL about Polar Express in 1st & 2nd grade. You can read all about our magical day last year HERE.
Lots of seasonal writing to help decorate the walls this week.
Truth be told I’m SAD to be wrapping this one up!! We’ve had a blast traveling around the globe!!!
But I’m already hard at work on our January Science/SS Common Core travel plans!
Arctic Adventures is coming early January!! Stay tuned. 🙂