Saturday, December 28, 2013

Center Neck Hangers

I am a Daily 5 kinda teacher.  I do make my own adjustments but one reason for sure is that I am able to work with students one on one or in a small group.  It is hard for the kids to sit there with a worksheet in front of them.  In Daily 5, they are able to make some of their own discoveries.  The biggest struggle I have had lately is my students want to come up and tell me non-relevant information.  "Mrs. Elder, I made a star with my flash cards."  I have to redirect them and tell them to tell me at the end of the station.  I still got to hear all the cute things they wanted to tell me BUT I got the time I needed with THAT group.

Before Christmas break, I started saying, "Blood, guts, or broken bones."  Then there was the dilemma that, "What if I need help with my computer?" "What if I need help with..."  The list could go on and on.  I have jobs in my classroom already.  I have decided I would make cards that the kids could wear if their job was that week.  This should help with who does what. 

I have attached a picture below!  This is going to be a free download on Teachers Pay Teachers!  I hope you will download it and say nice things about it!!

God Bless,