Friday, August 13, 2010

First days!

So I've been agonizing about what I'm going to do on the first days of school differently than I have done in the past.  I research many ideas using a number of blogs (here are two of my favorites: and and came up with two solutions.

1.  We're going to start a facebook page.  But only for our parents.  Since I teach 6th grade I have a little bit of hesitation about getting 11 year olds on facebook when the minimum age is suppose to be 13.  No worries.  This did not come without some resistance from staff members.  Funny.  Our administration is 100% for it, our teachers are not.  But that's for another blog post.

Check it out here:

2.  I'm going to use a paper pencil True False assessment to teach kids about me.  Then we're going to flip that and they are going to teach me about them.

3.  I'm also using wallwisher to have students collaborate online by brainstorming ideas to name their class (see every year my students name their class, this gives a sort of team mentality that helps make the year run smooth.).

Excited to try something new!

Welcome to 2010!

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