In one week from today, I will have 25 new kiddos. I have never been more excited to start a new school year than this year. I can not wait to start using the Whole Brain Teaching techniques in real life. As Coach B predicted, I've been rehearsing to fake students in my room. I even try to practice with my one year old. I find myself a little disappointed that when I clap twice and he doesn't follow suit.
Because I am so excited about WBT, I have been trying to get the other teachers involved with no luck. This time of the year is jam-packed and it seems as though everyone is trying to get everything just perfect before the first day. However, after talking about the Super Improvers Wall, I can proudly say that two other teachers are adding it to their classroom! Of course I sent them the links to the webcasts and free eBooks!
Speaking of the Super Improvers Wall, I finally finished mine and I have to say that it is a beauty! I even purchased pockets that stick the to wall so that I am easily able to change the color of the students' names. I then laminated hundreds of stars and added magnets to the back so they can stay on my white board. I uploaded a photo so you all can see my example.
Finally, I finished my Ultimate Homework Model homework log. I created this for my fifth grade students to staple into their agendas. The school policy will not allow me to get rid of agendas so I have to use both. However, I am very excited to see the hands shoot up when I ask for volunteers to do two or three start homework. If you would like a copy, click here and download it from my Teachers Pay Teachers store. In true WBT fashion, it is free!
I have a feeling this is going to be the best year yet! Now off to cramp and watch some more webcast of Coach B!
Have a great start of the year!