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Re: [teacherartexchange] When is it time to be "Mrs. Not Nice"


From: Jacqueline Sprat (jacquelinesprat_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Jul 07 2005 - 05:11:16 PDT

Certainly most school administrators frown upon having ice water in class
since it could make the floors slippery and cause someone to slip, which
could result in a lawsuit! Instead of ice water you could use sand. Most
businesses will even donate the sand from their ashtrashes to you.

>Reply-To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
>To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
>Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] When is it time to be "Mrs. Not Nice"
>Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2005 07:41:58 EDT
>I have to agree with all of the ideas stated below. They have all worked
>wonders for me with high school students even. I have to say that I am not
>favor of the ice water thing. In my district that would be the fast road to
>In a message dated 7/7/2005 7:38:50 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> writes:
>With a group like that, (and yes we have all had them), you have to find a
>consequence that matters to them.
>Loss of recess, afterschool detention, phone calls home to parents.
>You have not said what consequences you have in place for those who break
>the rules.
>Invite parents in to visit on a daily basis.
>How does their classroom teacher get anything done ?? What system does
>he/she have in place for this group??
>Does their behavior in your class , carry over to their regular classroom,
>or do they behave differently for you ?
>Do the consequences for their behavior impact them outside of your room,
>loss of field trips, special parties , extra computer time etc.???
>You might have to be tough ALL YEAR with this group. Have them slowly earn
>back the freedoms that the other groups enjoy, like getting out of their
>seat to get supplies, talking during work time,. It will be more work for
>you to give out supplies etc. and not let them get up from their seats,
>it will be better in the long run.
>Fun projects with the OTHER groups that can handle the freedom , peer envy
>often works wonders with groups like this.
>If they see other 4th graders doing something different, they might come
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