Wednesday, March 23, 2011

SPRING FEVER!!

Yes, spring fever has hit my classroom (I have to admit that I have it just as badly as the kids do)! I am doing my best to keep them at a low roar. I think that everyone is ready for a break...we are all getting on each other's nerves.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Reflecting

Lately my class has been a little wild. We have not had a break since January, and the students are getting a little stir-crazy. I was watching today at different times and I have come to the conclusion that they are on their best behavior during literacy & math center time, whole group craft activities, and watching Discovery Education. They are at their worst during anything that is on the carpet & writer's workshop. I don't know how I am going to get them to stay on task when they are supposed to be writing... I think that I have a solution to the carpet time troubles. I am going back to the old name on the board trick. If your name gets on the board, you have to sit at recess to pay me back for the time that you couldn't sit still & pay attention on the carpet. I am also really focusing on awarding those that are behaving & on task. I am trying to encourage the positive behaviors.
I am hoping that a new writing unit will get them re-energized about writing. I will have to see how that goes...