I thought tonight would be a great night for a quick post to let you into the “Teacher” portion of TurboTeacher ~
My students do their learning while sitting on stability balls. I am so thankful I was awarded the grant money that allowed me to try this.
The students start the week with their magnet in Showing Pride. Throughout the week, they are asked to “move your magnet” in a negative or positive direction depending on behaviors.
Students decorate their own magnet at the beginning of the year. Magnets are made from poker chips with stick on magnets attached.
My very first year of teaching (which was actually only 1/2 year), I asked my students to help me decorate two large pieces of material. I used the material to reupholster a small, comfy chair that I purchased at a yard sale.
Ben helped me attach my homework trays to a bulletin board in my room. This helps save major shelf space in my classroom.
My desk is not often this clean. This evening I stayed a while to finish some grading and get organized. It feels good (!!!)
I am not kidding when I say that I usually sit in this chair for 20 minutes per day, if that – and this includes lunch time, as I always eat at my desk. I am constantly on my feet in front of my students or buzzing around the room helping them out, answering questions.
This year is my fourth full year of teaching and I absolutely love my class. They make me smile everyday and we always have a lot of fun together in class. I have a fairly large class of 27, but I love all of them and feel truly blessed to have them with me this year.
I know that I have taught them so much this year and I know that my career truly makes a difference in the lives of these special kids – I always try to keep this in mind when I am feeling negative about my job.
Thanks for visiting Room 202 (!!!) Friday is almost here!!