Thursday, January 8, 2015

Snow Day!

Ah! I love snow days, especially when there is no snow! Here in Nashville, it's just really cold. It feels like 0 degrees outside. There were a lot of happy people this morning.

My New Year's Resolution is starting out really well at school. I can still see my desk. The kids can see their assignments, they have their own mailbox to see things that need to go home. They are loving their new homework and classwork. Happiness all the way around!

Now, I just have to start prepping them for TCAP- the dreaded end of the year test. We had a meeting to figure out what we need to tweak to get the kids ready. One thing I'm going to start doing my question of the day again. Question of the Day (QOTD) is where I take random questions from old TCAP tests or other sources and post them on chart paper outside of my room. I let anyone answer the questions on small sheets of paper. They drop them into the bucket. At the end of the day, I tally up the correct answers. Students who get the right answer will win a small prize. Prizes in the past were: pencils, erasers, bookmarks, candy (their favorite), and other small trinkets from the grab bag section at Target. :)

What do you do to help prepare your kids?

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Until next time, keep it elementary,

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