All I can say is, “WOW'”!!! Meet the Teacher went soooooo well! I met each and every one of my newest little cuties tonight and I feel pumped! All the late nights and long hours of prepping the classroom were absolutely made worth it by seeing their enthusiastic, smiling, little faces!
There were so many smiles and familiar friends that stopped by to visit. I love that Meet the Teacher is close to the end of the week! It gives you just the boost you need in order to begin planning activities for the first week.
I even had a few students leave and come back just to be sure that they knew where to come on Monday, lol!
Being that I’m in a “WOW’ kind of mood, I wanted to share a little something with my fab followers!
We’re moving from simple classroom management this year to developing principled habits! Yep! Growth is good….
As a part of our classroom rewards system, each student will have a reward punch card. They will keep it in their pencil box. If they remain on Ready to Learn or clip up during the day, they will earn a single star punched as a reward (at the end of the day). When they’ve had each star punched, they will be allowed to visit the treasure box. The treasure box will hold various goodies and coupons for special privileges.
This post is a quickie. I’ve got to figure out how to work everything in, now that it’s back to business. Oh, how I love structure and a good routine!
Best of luck to all my Texas bloggy buds getting ready for that very first day on Monday! You know the drill….click the pick to grab the cards! Copy them onto cardstock or construction to add a little color or flare.
Have a fantabulous weekend!