Whew what a day!!! I survived 5th grade and 6th grade!! My students are great and I am excited about the school year. The day went way too fast and the only thing that I was disappointed in was that I didn't get to the Marshmallow Challenge with my homeroom. I planned on doing it with each class when they had their double block, but since my homeroom was first period, a lot of the time got eaten by back to school morning announcements, and learning how to do our lockers!! This is going to be a big challenge for me and my kids. This is their first time with lockers and switching classes. I have never taught kids younger than 7th grade so it an adjustment for all of us.
|Marshmallow Challenge fail|
Two other interesting things we did were the do now and exit ticket.
For the do now, I had them write on a sticky note thier definition of a fair teacher and place it on the chart paper. At the end of the day I took all of the sticky notes and summarized them into a wordle. It was really cool to see the results:
I love it, this idea I got from Charity Stephens' blog and can't wait to share it with my students!