Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wonderful bloggers out there.

Okay. I haven't posted as much as I wish I could but life picks you up and you gotta take care of all those necessary things. I've been frantically working and trying to get all things ready for the short month of December. I want to make this month as special and magical as possible for the kiddos :D Most of my inspiration comes from all of YOU wonderful bloggers! Although, I still need to establish myself as a blogger and actually get a following I still like to blog so that I myself can reflect back :)

Often times I find myself really needing some inspiration to continue on in this career. Everyone always says that it's worth it but sometimes I really question myself whether or not this is really what I want to do for the rest of my life?! As I was scrolling through some of the AMAZING bloggers that I follow regularly, I saw that Marlene over at I heart Teaching posted about a book called Awakened. Check her blog out for a chance to win this book, full of inspiration for 'one of those days'.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Productive day!!

Wow, I am so inspired by all of the wonderful bloggers out there. I don't know how you all manage to be the wonderful teachers you are and find time to write and share about all the things you do!! I have a difficult time keeping my class website up to date!

If anybody is reading this, (since it's one of my very first posts) feel free to check out my class website
This was my first attempt at creating one :)

Today, I was actually productive!!! I created a "you've been elfed" template to pass around when we return from school. For those of you who aren't familiar with this it's a wonderful idea that always brings a smile and nice surprise to all those who are 'elfed'. What you do is send them a little treat/gift with the 'elfed' note. Have a kiddo take it to another class, knock on the door and run away before they answer. It's always a surprise and you have no idea who it's from (unless you catch the kid running away) lol.
Hmm. still not sure how to attach since I'm new and all but if you'd like a copy please leave a comment and I can email one to you!!

Also, I created several math worksheets and some Thanksgiving writing assignments. Have a great rest of your Sunday..I'm off to Happy Hour for a dear friends birthday :)


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Turning a new leaf...

I have been struggling with this new class. I have four students who are performing 2 grade levels behind in both math and reading (who are not SPED) and about 5 students who seem to be in a daze and have no idea what's going in. I like to call it the "tv daze". It was funny because I decided to ask one day who watched tv before they come to school...sure enough my dazed children raise their hands :D Its as if nothing being said is comprehended. They NEVER have any clue of what is going on. The poor students who have been listening get so frustrated with them. I have been getting stress headaches because I feel that about half the class is not learning either because it's too hard or they are totally off in their own world!

I have been trying EVERYTHING.....been researching and reading blogs for ideas. I have finally tried out Whole Brain Teaching!! I am hoping this is going to be my saving gGrace! Sooo far..soo good. The students are really taking a liking, they re attentive because its 'fun' and the repetition is what they need! I love WBT.

On a funny note...I could not help but LAUGH when they do their Mighty OOOOHH YEAHH. Their faces completely light up and they look SOOOO excited for a tally mark :P 

Hopefully this is the turning of a new leaf for my class and I