Archive for September, 2016
Educator Station has moved to third grade! I am so excited to begin a new school year in a new grade level.
It has been fun picking out my classroom rules posters, my behavior clip chart, and organizing my classroom has been a lot of work, but I have enjoyed every minute of it! Seeing everything nice and clean and organized is a great feeling.
I thought I would share some of the things I have been working on to get the new year going.
First, I want to implement character traits into my daily routine. Each month, I would like to choose a trait to model and read about throughout the month. When I see students exhibiting the trait, they will get a "Caught Being Good" ticket. At the end of each week, I will pick from my "Caught Being Good" container and those students will get to go to the prize box. Each child, that is chosen for the prizebox, will be complimented and celebrated each Friday. This is just a little way to acknowledge and celebrate each child in the classroom.
Below are the Caught Being Good Tickets. Click on the image below to download them.
Mrs. Castro posted about teaching monthly character traits with a literature list to use along with each character trait. Click HERE to see that post.
I also ordered these red stools from IKEA. I have them around my teacher table and my students love sitting on them.
The stools are working out so well, I decided to order more of them for my computer center.
So, I would say we are off to a great start! I have a great classroom filled with wonderful students. Thrid grade is off to a great start!
Do you start your day off with a morning message each day? I find this is a great way to start the day.
Educator Station will be posting new things throughout the school year. Hope you are all off to a great start in this new school year!