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[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Diane L.
Mon, 05 Oct 1998 20:22:42 -0400
Thank you all for helping me through my first year. I almost feel like a
seasoned teacher owing to all your input. Hope everyone's off to a good
year, and welcome to newcomers, esp, first year teachers. So far things
are going great, still teaching K-2nd grade. Assigned seats makes life
easier, so does little rewards for cleaning up. Only those who clean get
reward. Tried the charcoal/eraser lesson today with lst grade, To motivate
the charcoal lesson I showed some of Whistler's work. excellent results, (a
little messy, but clean up is easier now that I put out a bucket of damp
sponges). The only sink I have is in the bathroom. Last year was a
nightmare, kids locking themselves in and plugging up the sink and toilet.
This year the bathroom is offlimits and serves as a much needed storage
area. (Only I use the sink.) For noise control I now have, with the schools
permission, a little class bell. I moved furniture off to the sides, we
begin lesson sitting in circle on floor, chat a bit then go the
demonstration area, from there to assigned tables. If you remember, last
year kids were wild, I started as a sub. This year I have structure as per
all your wonderful suggestions. I even made a bathroom pass, (since they
must now use the one down the hall) I took an artist's palette, painted it
white, both sides, and on both sides put primary and secondry colors. Kids
love it. Sincerely, Diane L.