make it Five for Friday!
Thanks Kacey for my weekly excuse to make a list of five things….
Remember when I wrote about my Behavior Management Plan for this year?
There’s the little graphs I created for each of my 15 classes. The plan was to start everyone off with ten tabs on the class graph and remove a tab whenever someone created some drama. At the end of the week the class with the most remaining would be the Class of the Week.
BIG Failure- epic.
The tabs would not stay on. I am inconsistent with having kids remove them as I am too busy for the small stuff….
so I gave that up.
I have misbehaving kids sign a log and that student has a consequence depending on the infraction. Too many log signings and I make a phone call to mom. I am still choosing a Class of the Week and the kids like that. I put the class names on the lab door and they do notice! The teachers notice, too!
Don’t cook pancakes for NINE classes.
I had this enormous Brain Pop.
I invented this amazing STEM Activity that involved experimenting with cooking pancakes.
I decided to make it a Fourth grade activity and then realized my fifth graders would miss out on this fabulousness.
So, I decided to let them also do the activity.
That meant NINE classes all mixing and stirring and cooking and eating and making a huge mess at the same time and it took three weeks to complete…….
Platforms are fun. We have built two different versions of platforms so far and had a really fun time.
Mostly we have had to make sure we are building a platform and not Rapunzel’s tower.
And, finally, building something using just basic and inexpensive supplies is the best thing of all….
Here’s our Spoon Towers:
But I do have a science lab as my classroom!
How is your year going?