We did it! We made it through the first day. I was able to get through all five rules, Teach - Okay, mirror, Class - Yes, and the scoreboard. It was by far the best first day I have ever had. Did I mention how amazing my 25 new kiddos are? They are great! They are so inquisitive, kind, smart, and thrilled about fifth grade. I was even able to get through all the the above with two of my writing classes. I have never seen a class get so excited about rules. I had them begging for me to tell them Rule 4 and 5.
I haven't used the Super Improvers Wall yet. After watching a live webcast with Coach B, one viewer suggested that you wait until they beg you for it. This way they are more excited about it. I had four of five students ask a couple times what the Super Improver Wall was. I simply replied, "You haven't begged enough yet to start it." They would smile and continue on with their work. I can't wait to see the excitement on their face when we actually start using it.
Great start to a great year!