Monday, January 28, 2013

3 weeks down

We've all settled in to the routines now and for the most part my studens are still fairly well behaved! This class is very different from last year's class, I find teaching them a lot less stressful, which is nice.:) They are generally a quiet bunch (when they're working) which is somewhat surprising to me as they are mostly boys. Having Jess in my class as a T.A has really helped too as I don't feel so stretched and she's always willing to pitch in. I'm also less likely to get angry with the students if another adult is around. I've been trying to have a lot of fun with my students this year because I read somewhere that something you learned while having fun is more likely to stick with you. So today when trying to teach them 'right and left' I got the "brilliant" idea to do the Hokey Pokey with them. (you know "you put your left hand in... etc.) We all had a blast dancing and singing and I think some of them actually learned which hand was which! :) Now if I could only get them interested in learning to read... I have 4 students in particular that really just don't seem to care. I even stooped so low as to bribe them with candy last week... it still didn't work. I guess I'll think of something eventually... I hope!


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  2. Oh dear--the candy bribe didn't work? I guess you'll have to think outside the box then! Glad this year is better than last for you.