My days are filled with (of course) teaching, planning, job searching, and travel. I decided to student teach in Salem while living in Eugene! I am a frequent traveler on Amtrak (including buses)!
[I found this draft I started last week and surprise...I didn't get to finish]
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Here are a few things I have done in the classroom, more to come!!
A Daily 5 Graphic Organizer:
Daily 5 is something that the class has been doing the whole school year. I wanted to make it more independent and allow students to practice taking responsibility for their learning. Each day they choose one of the five to do, they must choose a variety. I will only step in a advice them to make a different choice if I see that they are only sticking with one choice.
(I keep track of thier choices on a clipboard)
This helps them to see what is expected and be self-directed!
Class Points System:
This is a way I have decided to keep class points. A second grade standard says that students need to understand money. In an effort of addressing this everyday I award class points in coins. It is up to the class to determine when it is a dollar and every dollar equals one class point. Once we have reached a specific number of points the class earns a reward.
((I must give credit to my past mentor teacher for the idea! Thank you!!))
The students seem to be responding well, I'll check back in next week with an update!