This school year, we began to implement PBIS-Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports across the campus and district. As part of back to school, staff has proclaimed the first day and each Monday of the first month of school to "Sprinkle Happiness". Staff welcome students and other teachers in the morning, hold signs with positive messages and cheer when the bus arrives. I ... Read More about Sprinkling Happiness
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Since the first few days of class are all about getting to know the students and establishing classroom atmosphere, I decided to make concept maps to find out about student attitudes about Math. I intended to only do this activity in my support classes, but I have support period 1 and when I saw the results I decided to have all students do this. In support class I asked students ... Read More about Attitudes About Math
Summer vacation is almost over and I am beginning to stress over the first few days of class. Our school starts on a Minimum Day Wednesday (Every Wednesday is a minimum day) so that first day, with all the new names and faces will only have 38 minutes. I will already have my hands full, but thinking about an activity that is both quick and fun has been difficult. I hate to give rules ... Read More about Back to School Frenzy
I have spent the last couple of hours trying to get the hang of creating this blog and actually saying something. So it would appear that I am not very tech savvy, but in reality I am usually very good, so either this is a mentally slow day for me, or I am just not getting something. But I finally got a pretty pink background which everyone says is "me", and I am actually getting some ... Read More about This is HARD!