Saturday, August 15, 2009
Yesterday was the day for the 2nd installment of Jen's Back to School Teacher Swap at Following the Footsteps. Her blog is listed over on my list of other Teacher Blogs.
The Teacher Swap is still open for the weekend, so please go over to get more ideas and to link up with your great ideas.
From the others who have already posted, I guess that yesterday was also Jen's birthday. I hope it was very happy, that you have a great weekend, and a great year, Jen.
Someone else posted a great idea for sending forms home that the parents can use when they need to write a note.
I'm going to share something that a lot of teachers do in some form, but if you haven't seen it, you need to.
The link is http://www.teachingheart.net/moosebooks.html
When I taught at a school with Bulldogs as the mascot, I made Bulldog Binders.
I was debating whether I was going to use this with my students this year, and have decided that I am. My students are going to have their
Leopard Folders or Binders.
I have not decided yet, if I am going to use folders or binders. I have to decide today for my students to get them on Monday. Binders last longer, of course, but can be a little bulky for some of the students I am going to have. The students do love having them. The parents don't always continue to look at them every night like we ask, but I do still want to use them.
Ours will include
our class handbook with the student's schedule, our class rules, rewards, consequences, a note about homework/reading, and my contact information;
a reading log;
a parent/teacher communication section with blank paper;
a pocket for papers to take home and to return papers;
maybe a zipper pocket for supplies
I know other teachers who have already begun school came home tired like me last night. I hope that you will find the time and energy to join us and share some ideas!