Wednesday, November 14, 2012

What a Week!

I have to be honest! Last week was by far on the craziest weeks I've had throughout my four years teaching. Last week, as blogged about ;) , started off with an awesome Election Lesson. Students had a blast with it and absolutely were thrilled to talk about the real election results when they came back to school on Wednesday. (We were out Tuesday because of Election Day!)

Well then Wednesday rolled around and the Dolphins operated on a half-day schedule for our core classes. We did this because we rewarded our students who had nine or less demerits for the 1st nine week period. Students receive demerits for instances like forgetting materials, forgetting homework, overly talking, etc. Check out our Demerit Sheet HERE! Students were beyond excited to catch a "break" for their responsibility and relax as their reward. Students were able to bring electronics, games, sports equipment  all to enjoy during the extended reward break.

Thursday was our school-wide half day schedule because of Parent-Teacher Conferences. Students displayed their knowledge of Peter and the Starcatchers through a Character Log and only spent an hour each with me :( From noon to seven in the evening, Mr. Spargo (my teammie) and I were enjoying conferences with our wonderful Dolphin parents. We were able to discuss grades, behavior, and overall performance in sixth grade. It was awesome to see familiar faces and meet new ones for the first time! I do believe we get the chance to work with some pretty amazing parents :)

Friday was a BLAST! The 6th grade Language Arts teachers and myself were able to take the Accelerated Reader (A.R.) goal makers on a reward trip for the first nine weeks! We took all sixth grade students who made their goal to the Regal Cinemas to catch Wreck It Ralph (absolutely adorable!) and then the Franklin Square Ci-Ci's for lunch. Students had an amazing time and an absolute great time. We could not have asked for better bus drivers, movie helpers, or Ci-Ci's staff. It is definitely one of our most favorite trips of the year! We are looking forward to the second nine weeks when students' goals are increased in preparation for Kate's Skating Rink! Good Luck Readers :)

This week started off on Tuesday (with Monday as Veteran's Day). We have already worked our way through Peter and the Starcatchers events, Mesopotamia culture, and new Vocabulary lessons. I know I am super excited to see what the rest of this week holds!!

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