Saturday, December 1, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
their own. I have a very basic digital camera. I keep in in the room most of the time and I also have a small hp printer for photographs. (You know, the little ones that only print pictures...) I took close-ups of two items we needed and gave them to the students. They went to Hobby Lobby, and with a little point in the correct direction, they found the items. The exact match was helpful as compared to using a magazine photo, clip art, or board maker. Not that I don't live for my board maker. My goal, start a file of items we actually shop for.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
We worked on a concept web yesterday. Today we added pictures from magazines to support the concepts. The topic was house and or home. The Words we connected to the topic were: big, small, two-story, ranch, basement, apartment, trailer, modular, boat, city, country, garage, rooms, house, new, old, rent and own.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
I've been taking pictures of my hands-on activities. Pictures to follow soon...
Saturday, September 15, 2007
- island ( part of my behavior plan)
- numbers (writing numbers to 100)
- words (reading and speaking new words)
- message (language story on the board every morning)
- chart ( point for responsible behavior)
- treasure (behavior plan)
- notebook (contains messages)
- folder (all loose paper go in it)
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Item one is a spelling worksheet. Item four is the calendar we fill out everyday. Item five is the story of the week from News-2-You. Item six is our spelling dictionary. Every students has two binders. Each one has a different label.Hopefully this helps illustrate what I am talking about. Please ask questions if you wish.
Monday, September 10, 2007
- complete work
- do your best
- be kind and a good friend
- hands feet and objects to self
- return papers and homework
- good scores on tests
- keep work area neet and orderly
At some point, I'm not going to tape the charts down. This will allow them to take more responsibility for their belongings. They will need to keep it in a folder or box. If it is lost, then they start over. I really believe in natural consequences. I tell the students all the time, "Your time in the middle school is about becoming a young adult. You are no longer a child." It's a difficult transition, but most of them really blossom.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
I'm starting them tomorrow and I'm calling them T.G.I.F. Folders. I'll include newsletters, completed work, homework, rewards, notes from the school and other Misc. information. I'll keep you posted on how it goes. I think it is a splendid idea. Here's the link about the folders. That way you can adapt it to your needs. Weekly Folders, From the Principal's Desk
This is a photo of the folders. On the outside, I decorated it a touch, and put a small note on the front explaining the folder. It's nothing fancy, but it looks good to me. *smile*