Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Every year, I hardly get any Christmas presents from my students. I'm not surprised by this, but sometimes I'm a little disappointed. Not that I want anything. But a card would be nice. (By the way, it's not just me who doesn't get anything. None of our teachers get much. I think it has to do with where I teach.) Well, anyway, I got my one little gift (the most I've ever gotten in any given year is four) and I was feeling kinda miffed. Then a student handed me this note. Much better than a coffee cup any day! 







 

She also wrote me another one which cracked me up. Then another student wrapped up a candy cane with notebook paper that she had decorated herself:)






Saturday, December 15, 2012

Inspector Fix It

This is going to be short and sweet.  I just wanted to share an idea I got from teachertipster.com. If you haven't looked at his ideas, they are awesome! Anyway, this idea jazzes up your daily fix it. I write 3 daily fix it sentences on the board. Then we sing the Inspector Fix It song.







The first time I tried it, they went nuts. I was like, "I can't believe this is actually working." Why don't I ever think of these things myself? When I say, "Looks good to me!" they all yell, NOooo!! Yesterday when they raised their hands to tell me what was wrong with the sentence, I let them use a magnifying glass to "inspect" it. Then they really started raising their hands. Of course, some of them STILL forget to correct the mistakes, but oh well. Rome wasn't built in a day. At least they're excited about learning. They actually remind me when I've forgotten to do Inspector Fix-It. That. I. Love.





 
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