Monday, September 12, 2011
I know it's been a few weeks, but I think we're on track now. My classroom has been a whirlwind since the first week. I have added a student teacher to the mix, and have learned rather quickly that I have several challenging students this year. We're getting things rolling and WBT is proving effective with classroom management. I'm trying to mentor the new 3rd grade teacher and train her in the ways of WBT, while also trying to train my student teacher as well! Both of them are totally on board with WBT and loving every minute; however, they are both trying to learn the curriculum and a teaching style at the same time.
My PowerPix walls are up and being added to almost daily. I've also created some science and social studies PowerPix and they are up on some other walls. They don't totally have the grid system added to them, but they are proving to be very effective. My kiddos love the PowerPix! If I don't have one for a skill we are teaching, they get a little upset!
I need to get started on the Improver Wall as well, as I think it would be beneficial in my classroom. It would be a great tool to use with some of my more disruptive learners.
Adding some pics of all the stuff I have up and running so far. Please be sure to give me some feedback. Looking forward to hearing from all of you!