I have taught second and third grade, but now I am teaching 6th grade Language Arts!!! I am a teacher who loves to explore technology and all the possibilities it has to offer! I am also the mother of four beautiful children who are the light of my life! I love the world of blogging! I hope you can walk away with a new idea to try for yourself :o)
Bad News-Doesn't it always seem like they start with the bad news? Teehee! This blog will no longer be updated. I am moving to third grade next year, so I started a new blog. I have now learned that I really went about it the hard way, but I wouldn't have gotten to my good news if I would have taken the easy route ;o) The bad news for me is that I lost all of my followers when I created my new blog :o( So, please come visit my new blog and follow me there for updates this coming year. I did transfer over all of my posts to the new blog, so you can still see your favorites there!
Good news-OMG, I am completely doing a happy dance right now! I finally found a tutorial that showed me how to make my own blog from scratch! I couldn't be happier! You can do it, too. Here is the link to the tutorial that I followed (I did do a little tweaking to make things work for me, and I DO have Photoshop, so that made it a little easier!)
Sooooo...you are all wondering about my new blog, right??? Well, I am excited to reveal my NEW BLOG, created completely from SCRATCH by mmmmmwwwwaaaaahhhhh!!!! I LOVE technology. Please choose to follow me at my new blog:
Please head over to my NEW blog and follow me over there. This blog will no longer be updated or checked for comments!
Ta-da! I finished my Clip Chart to match my Hollywood theme this year. I even made cute little clips to match. When you look at these, you are going to see different colored clips. The yellow, black, and red clips with popcorn pictures at the end are the clips that my kiddos will start with. They will progress to silver, and then to gold.
***Please note...I am a FIRM believer about NOT embarrassing my students, so they will NOT have their names on their clips. I put my student's numbers on their clip so guests, administration, etc. will not know who has had a rough day.
If they get "Off the Chart", then they receive a jewel. After 5 jewels, then they get a silver clip. These are the ones with "You're a Star" on them. They then start over with getting 5 more jewels. If they receive 5 more jewels, then they get a gold clip with an Oscar at the end of it.
YES, I did have 3 students this year earn a gold clip!!! Many in my class earned a silver clip. This is VERY achievable, but it is because of my expectations and allowing them the opportunity to WANT TO earn it! I am telling you, this is a HUGE motivator in my classroom, but it is only because I make it a motivator!