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I am totally with you on everything you said! Yesterday I had a ton of stuff due for my ESL endorsement class AND it is report card week AND I am trying to fit in some semi-fun things for St. Patrick's Day! I feel overwhelmed but like you said, I just take it one task at a time! And I, too, need to be reminded to not let things pile up! They just get so out of control. You can do it!!
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2012 on This week at The Bow Tie Teacher
Have you read Daily Five? It might help!! :) Also, maybe try asking them to write a reading response to hold them accountable for their reading. At the beginning of the year, my second graders would take a whole stack of chapter books and tell me they were done reading all of them in 5-10 minutes. So I feel you!!
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2012 on D.E.A.R time disaster at The Bow Tie Teacher
I think if I had an interactive whiteboard, it would probably work a lot better for me! Sadly.... I don't even have an overhead projector! :)
Congrats!!! What a cute picture. :)
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2012 on HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, BABE! at The Bow Tie Teacher
Your examples look so good! Rubrics are a great idea. I haven't used any at all this year, but now that I think about it, I should be using them, especially for writing. Sometimes when the students come show me their writing, I am boggled as to what they wrote... but I think that would help!! I'm looking forward to seeing your class's work after you implement the rubrics. :)
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2012 on It was one of those weeks at The Bow Tie Teacher
It sounds like you have a lot of success with ClassDojo! I tried to use it but I don't have a free computer to project the points... and when I tried to use it, I would assign points that wouldn't show up until 5 or 10 minutes later! Yikes. I'm glad it is working for you though!!
Ooo I like this! I have heard of using shaving cream but I've never done it. Thanks for the tips! They will be be super useful. :) Marvelous Multiagers!
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