Sunday, January 8, 2017
New Year, New Possibilities To Engage Students
I returned to school after holiday break on Wednesday, and I had a room transformation waiting for my students! Apparently, a blizzard hit our classroom and we had a LOT of challenging work to get accomplished upon our return. Before break, we had completed a math and reading unit but didn't have time to get the unit tests completed. So, I knew we would have to review and ensure that all students had good understandings of what was needed before we took the tests. To do this, I incorporated the theme of the blizzard and took the most difficult work and made it fun with games and challenges.
I greeted the kids in a penguin costume! It's funny, I guess my kids are used to me being a dork because I got the biggest reactions from students who aren't in my class! Ha!
It wasn't a very involved class transformation but it did the trick and made our review fun instead of boring and tedious.