Thursday, September 13, 2007

Classroom Pictures!

First is my reading corner. Students love to sit here and read and I always make sure that they are being used to read in and not just sleeping or playing! One of my classroom jobs is to fix up the reading corner and they do such a good job. I never have to go back and fix it up! All arond the reading corner are little posters from each student where I gave them three sticky letters and they had to come up with a word that describes themselves using each of the letters. Its hard to see but it they were so creative in some of the words they picked!Next, as I was leaving my class last night the sunset was so pretty I had to take a picture. This was right outside my classroom door. Next are a couple of student computers withd some bullitan boards of what we have been studying. Last here is my reading library and birthday calendar! Teaching is hard work but so fun. I am excited to start teaching about ancient Egypt next week!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Two Weeks Down!

I have survived my first two weeks of teaching 6th grade! It has been a new fun experience as well as a very time consuming job! I have 27 students and they are a great class! I think I have a really good combination of students. I had no idea how much this job would take out of me. I have been so exhausted these past couple of weeks but I'm sure I'll get used to that. Everyday we do Work Work, Writing, DEAR time (Drop Everthing And Read), Math, Science and World History. The subjects that are the hardest to plan for me are History and Science because I find myself trying to brush up on the information myself! This past week my students seemed to be seeing how far they can get away with things so I have had to really work on discipline and have the class redo things until they do it right!! But on Friday we ended the week well by having a class auction where students can "buy" things with thier "class cash" that they earn. ( I told them we would have a big auction on the last day of every month). They loved this idea and really got into it. Now I thing they will really try to do thier best to earn "dollars." I have a great coworker who teaches 6th grade right next door to me. She is a second year teacher and we get along great! We do a lot of planning together and she has a lot of good ideas for science which is good for me! I keep forgetting to take my camera to school to take pictures of my class but will soon! Anyway I am loving teaching and learning a lot in the process!