Posts Tagged by classroom managment
|May 1, 2013||Posted by Cristy under Teacher Concerns, Uncategorized|
Saran Wrap on all electronic devices? Check.
Super-duper hand cream for cracking fingertips? Check.
Broom, mop, dustpan, vacuum cleaner? Lots of clean rags? Plastic bags? Every tub and tray and box I can wrangle up? Check.
Bring on the clay!
|April 5, 2012||Posted by Cristy under All Grades, Teacher Concerns|
Seems like I search and search to find good quality markers that last, and when I do, they become unavailable somehow. Last year I ordered the cheap ones from School Specialty and was horribly disappointed in the longevity and overall quality. They came apart, lids didn’t stay on, some were dried up when they were new, and they just didn’t last. That, and I didn’t realize that they were “smelly” markers, which kids love, but I hate because the focus shifts from the artwork to opening and sniffing all the colors. (Frequently resulting in multicolored noses.)
So here’s my research project. I ordered a pack or two of every type of marker I could find, and I’m dumping them all together in mixed-up baskets. We’ll see who lives the longest. It’s a showdown in the wild west, folks! Place your wagers!
|May 18, 2011||Posted by Cristy under All Grades|
Every year I think I’ve got a new and perfect system for keeping track of all those little kindergarten and first grade pinch and coil pots, and every year a few names don’t get applied legibly, class groups get mixed and I end up with these: The lost and lonely. Sad and unclaimed pinch pots yearning for their young creators… languishing in a tub. Or worse – a weeping child who is sure someone else took home his/her pot!
I don’t know if I’ll ever get the kiln thing totally dialed in.
|March 16, 2011||Posted by Cristy under Uncategorized|
Here’s my version of the “every kid in every class name on a popsicle stick” method of job assignment, materials dispersion, random choosing and rewarding. Unwieldy? Space intensive? Confusing?
It’s a work in progress….
Do you use the stick thing? What system works for you?