Monday, March 5, 2012


What a difference an afternoon post this morning was excited about all of my reading.  This afternoon I am feeling a little down in the dumps.  

My class is giving me a run for my money and I feel like I am out of strategies.  I've asked my administrators to observe me and give feedback, to help me make a plan, and they were great.  I've talked with my kids and we re-wrote our hopes and goals for the rest of the year, made a plan and we will re-do our class constitution.  Yet, directly after this class meeting we had to re-do a transition three times to meet sixth grade expectations.  Oh Scarlet said...Tomorrow is another day

PS - I am so excited to join this linky!  I feel like all of you in blog-land may help me rediscover everything I love about teaching and learning.  I need more positive, energetic and excited people in my life...Thanks!


  1. Yay! Thanks for being a follower---I'm glad you did because now I can follow you! :) 6th grade teachers are the BEST! I LOVELOVELOVE the idea of pennies for "cents" and piggy banks!!! I think I may need to try that! Also---I saw your post on The Test and I am going to be posting some ideas for that *hopefully* next week! Hope they help!

  2. Have you tried posting the procedure that is to be followed? What about using behavior narration while transitioning? Do students understand why it is important to follow the procedures? Have you tried using the Magic Tasker game?

    Just some ideas I thought of when reading your post. I just found your blog and wanted to stop in and say hi. I am also having a 100 follower giveaway right now.

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

    1. Misty -
      Thanks for the ideas and for visiting! I am off to check out your blog now! Almost all the procedures are posted - I use my SMARTboard to post multi-step directions. I need to look into Magic Tasker - I've never heard of it! I know I can get this class back on track - it is just going to take some focus and hard work! Thanks for following me!