We will be finishing our Christmas surprise to take home on the 16th. Our performance rehearsals and the science re-test put us a few lessons behind where I had wanted us to be in the Science Unit. it looks like we will conclude our Weather unit in January, with lessons which focus on natural disasters and how they affect living and non-living things.
I have been using an incentive program on Thursdays. I have small tokens with YES and NO written on them. When I see students who are following expectations (we have been focusing on listening to one another and not calling out), I put a YES in the jar. If students are not following expectations, I put a NO in the jar. The students agree on something they would like to earn if a YES is pulled out. At the end of the day, the Lucky Duck of the Day pulls out a token. The kids have chosen to have a PJ day on a few Thursdays. Unfortunately, the last two tokens drawn were NOs. As a Christmas treat, we will have a PJ day Thursday, December 15. Students may choose to wear their pajamas to school. I have asked students to refrain from bringing stuffed animals to school, as toys have proven to be a distraction for many and are not welcomed in the classroom.
- Thursday, December 15 - PJ Day in our classroom
- Friday, December 16 - Last day of school before Winter Break
- Tuesday, January 3 - First day back after Winter Break