Two of my sweet girls earned reward coupons with their Dojo Points: one got to sit in my teacher’s chair for two days, and the other had my VIP caddie of supplies for two days! 👑 bit.ly/rewardcouponsbigkids
PROMOTE • POSITIVITY 👍🏼
How sweet and thoughtful is this activity that @primarilyspeaking has her parents do on Back to School Night? Each parent writes a note with white crayon, and then the students do a painting activity to discover a sweet encouraging note from their parents the next day! It would be super easy for a teacher to make a few extras too! I love this idea and so many more that she shares on her page! Check her out! •
🌟 How do you promote positivity and encourage students in your class? Let me know! 👇🏼
Classroom Management. Today I started a new classroom management system. Each class was “sorted” into countries based on the region of the world were studying. I used the DecideNow app and let the kids spin the wheel. Once they were sorted they sat with their country and talked about how they could work together as a team. Tomorrow we will brainstorm how they would like to earn country points and the goals/rewards they would like to work towards. They will be competing for a World Cup 🏆 and bragging rights! They’re all so excited I even had ones volunteer to make the World Cup! #makelearningfun#accountabilitygroups
Today my principal observed my class. During this class, I was impersonating an FDI (Federal Dog Investigator) agent, speaking in a British accent, and letting my students work in groups to solve a mission. But to top it all off I closed the class with this video. My principal said in front of the whole class, “That’s the creepiest thing I’ve ever seen”. But we all know he loved it. #embraceyourweird
Many thanks to the crew and volunteers from My Story Matters who came to Spring Creek today to highlight the sixth-grade student stories. Each student was photographed and interviewed. These will be compiled together to create a unique book about each student. Books will be revealed in November. Students also received free socks and school supplies. #MyStoryMatters , #StudentStories , #sixthgrade , #Community
"Hi. I'm Ginger. I'm 11 and in the sixth grade. Or I would be if I went to regular school. I'm homeschooled 'cause my mom and I move a lot. Well I guess it's not really moving if you don't have a place to move out of. Anyway, yes, I have freckles, but don't you dare call them freak-les like that wretched Madison Sauer does."
This sneak peek brought to you by author, Jennifer Stratton.
Tuesday UPDATE: 1600 words and counting! (Plus, I know how it ends!) #genuineJEN#amwriting#middlegrade#sixthgrade#protagonist#author#scbwi
Emma to me on the subject of concentrating at school, “Unfortunately for me, I sit next to the most talkative and laughative person in class.” You’ve gotta watch those laughative people... #faulkettes#sixthgrade
FULL MOON ON A MONDAY... ENOUGH SAID
This is the permission you’ve been looking for to treat yourself after today. Eat the cookie dough for dinner (or breakfast and lunch tomorrow), binge watch Netflix and eat ice cream or just go to bed early. You deserve it today! •
🌟 Describe your day using emojis below 👇🏼 Here’s to hoping it wasn’t too crazy! ❤️
📸 Photo Credit @teachoutsidethebox
Interest Level: 3-6
Do you think it would be fun to have your house be a school bus that was gutted and turned into a home? You could go just about anywhere in the US whenever you want. Fun, right? Well, Coyote Sunrise didn't have a problem with it, at least not until everything changed. Coyote and her dad, Rodeo, have been traveling the country for five years, ever since the day her mom and two sisters were killed in a car wreck. Since then Ella has been called Coyote and her dad has been Rodeo. They live life on the road stopping at gas stations and truck stops all over America. Every Saturday Coyote calls her grandmother but everything changed when her grandmother told her that they were going to be bulldozing the playground next to their old house. Coyote knows that she has to get back home to a memory box that her, her mom, and her sisters buried five years earlier, just five days before their death. The problem is that going home is a no-go for Rodeo so she is going to have to trick him. She knows she only has a few days to get across the country so she has to rely on the help of strangers to help. Along the way they take on these people (and even a couple of animals) who need help themselves getting to where they need to go. Little do they all know that they would become a family on that bus and they will all do whatever it takes to get Coyote to that memory box on time. Can they overcome a broken brake line, someone being left behind at a gas station, Rodeo finding out the truth, and multiple police? Will Coyote be able to make it back to her home town of Poplin Springs in time to save her memory box? Will Rodeo and Coyote ever be the same again? Read this amazingly incredible story of family, friends, love, loss, and one incredible journey!
Meet Mrs. Jones FDI (Federal Dog Investigator) Agent Extraordinaire 🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶
Today I spoke in a bad British/Australian/Southern accent. My students began a mission. The mission was to find a missing dog. My dog, Gunner. Students worked in groups to solve problems. They received clue puzzle pieces when they solved the problems correctly. Eventually the puzzle pieces will make a map leading to Gunner’s location. It doesn’t take much to get your students engaged. As you can see I put stickers on my hat and made up that I was a Federal Dog Investigator. My students were engaged and pretty dang competitive to find Gunner. It was a win in my book! I shared more detailed info in my stories!
Day 21: I’ve been really proud of how I’ve been leaving my room at the end of each day. Home, Date, Essential Question, and Vocabulary. Having my room ready when I walk in every morning has been so helpful! #iteachsixth#sixthgrademath#sixthgrade
Tras cinco horas con ellos, un lunes en el que mi vecina no me ha dejado dormir mas que apenas 3h, he decidido hacer en tutoría esta actividad que nos proponía Laura de @tarrodeidiomas. Hemos pensado entre todos qué tipo de información compartir en cada uno de los rayos (por privacidad, la he emborronado). Han decidido tratar:
1. Qué les hace feliz y porqué (cosas no materiales)
2. Qué les entristece y a quienes acuden cuando están tristes.
3. Qué quieren ser de mayor.
4. El mejor recuerdo que se les venga a la cabeza.
5. Cinco adjetivos que les definan.
Ahora tengo 22 Preciosas nubes para adornar las paredes blancas y sosicas de mi aula 😍😊