So today was great, the kids are really awesome, both 7th and 8th grade I just love them! The class periods go FAST! I am so worried about implementing the workshop model!! I will do it though!!! :)
Today we just did a kind of get to know the class/teacher day. I went with the whole I wonder, I notice? idea and the kids liked it a lot. It got them involved and I was able to teach some procedures just by giving them answers to what they noticed and wondered! One of them was my SWAG sign.
Like I said it went fast, I am not really used to these short classes (48 minutes each compared to the 75 I had last year)
Tomorrow I plan on passing out syllabus and do procedure and routines. I am going to have them start working on community building as well and start off with the Post-it poster activity that I got from Sherrie at http://7thgrademathteacherextraordinaire.blogspot.com/
Oh and the other cool thing that I did was wrote a Vision Statement for my classroom!! Here is our Vision Statement: