Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
We are experimenting with and kicking around the idea of having a checkbook as our daily parent report. At this time we have a "mark" system where students receive marks for making poor choices. The emphasis is on negative behaviors.
- 2nd-5th grade will have an individual checkbook register and will record deposits (for doing positive things) and withdrawals (for making poor choices) in their register. Each teacher will have a classroom chart so the teacher may have a record of the poor choices in order to report these on the report card under behavior.
- 1st grade will use pennies and will transition to nickels, dimes, quarters as they are ready.
- Kindergarten will have a class penny jar and will earn money and give back money as a class until the 4th six weeks when they will transition to an individual plan
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath is an incredible book! I love how they have placed numerous keywords per chapter in the table of contents so you don't have to freaking tab everything. The way they tell stories is easy and humerous. Such a great read.