One thing I am striving for with my move to 3rd grade is to foster and encourage collaboration in my classroom. I see time and time again students who don’t know how to work together or how to be respectful towards their peers!
Our students HAVE to be able to agree, disagree, collaborate, cooperate, and work as a team. They can’t do that if we don’t show them how!
Being in a new grade level, however, I know I have to take baby steps or else it won’t work for me. I created these job collaboration cards to make sure my kids are held accountable for their group work.
Why, with cake and ice cream in bed, of course!
This little ole’ blog has sure seen some tumbleweeds the couple of months. I’ve been a little busy teaching routines and wrangling six year olds and making sure no one got lost and tying shoes and OH YEAH, teaching!
I’m sure you can relate.
So now here it is, the most wonderful time of the year.
Cue the carols. And the holiday treats!
This year I am team teaching! Whew… if you’ve ever gone from self-contained to team teaching, then you know how much work it is in the beginning to simply figure out all the little things.. like where does their stuff go? And who sends emails? And what time do we switch? For the love of Ryan Gosling what time are we switching today!? Read more