Friday, August 16, 2013

Tips and Tricks - Teacher Week 2013

Drink lots of coffee!
Okay, that may not work for everyone.
Here are a few tips/tricks that you may
find useful in your classroom.
#1:  Get a good joke book.
At random times during the week,
tell your kids a joke.
It gets everyone laughing
and is a nice little break.
#2:  Play Rock, Paper, Scissors.
This idea was a brain break
that I've seen shared in a few places.
I play teacher against the whole class.
I'll stand at the front of the room facing my class
and away we go.
My kids LOVE this!
Do some of them change their choice
so they can beat me?
Sure, but it's just for fun.
WARNING:  It can get loud!
#3:  Have students give a 2-word summary
about their weekend.
I use this activity on Monday and Friday.
The students get a chance to give a 2-word summary
about what they did/plan to do on the weekend.
I actually read about this as a way
to work on main idea.
We discuss that we need to be able
to figure out the activity from the two words.
Good example:  Grandma's house or birthday party
Bad example:  had fun or did stuff.
What are some tips you can share with us?
Be sure to link up so we can hear them!

Also, be sure to come back on Saturday for my link up:

1 comment:

  1. Love the idea of the 2 word summary. I'm going to definitely try that with my class! Thanks!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'