Another Thursday, another Thumbs up Thumbs down post. Read here for the back story of why I started this.
I found some great posts this past week, I hope I share something you haven't seen yet :)
My first Thumbs up goes to Amanda from A Very Curious Class and her post called Kindergarten Writing Makes Me Smile. I love the book she used and her students' writing is adorable. Go see the hard work her kiddos have produced.
Jen from the Go To Teacher has a Thumbs up post called My Inquiry Into Conferring. She has SOOOO many great ideas and examples, that whether you are an old pro at conferring or struggling through, you just might pick up that certain something that you didn't know you were missing!
Sea Bear's Kindergarten has a fantastic post called Classroom Management using Post-Its and a Cell Phone. Many times you have a classroom behavior system that works great and then all of a sudden it doesn't really mean much to the students. This post by Christina will give you one more sure fire way to tame that behavior...a definite Thumbs up!
Thumbs up to my peaceful mornings as I take my 2 mile walk...it is such a wonderful way to start my day!
Thumbs down to the price of gas! Why is it so high? What is it in your area?
Thumbs down to those teachers that "just don't feel like teaching" something. My daughter's English teacher decided to just show the movie The Great Gatsby because she just didn't feel like teaching it. Madison started the year excited at the thought of getting to read this book, now she is on her own if she really wants to read it.