Mr. Walton and Dr. Carter would like teachers to go over the following slides and tests:
This Wednesday is "Global School Play Day!" An initiative to get children to be more active and/or more creative with their unstructured time. For this reason, we will have morning and lunch recess every day this week and on Wednesday, we will have two straight hours where students are encouraged to play games of their choosing. One restriction that is put on students during this time is that no games may be electronic, so video games and music are not allowed.
I will take out many of our classroom board games, critical thinking puzzles, and card games, but students are encouraged to come up with their own games to play during this time as well. I will do my best to stay out of it, but will make sure that everyone is choosing to be safe and respectful of each other and our materials. I will also take lots of pictures so everyone at home can see what fun things the kids came up with!
What are our Classroom Rules?
Our Classroom is a Lot Like this College!
My niece Ashley LOVES grades! When she and I spend time together, she is constantly asking me to rate her on a scale of 1-10 for whatever skill she is practicing. Recently, she's been an Olympian who is jumping off a swing and trying to land perfectly, or most creatively, or with the most degree of difficulty!
Grades are GREAT... when you get good ones or when you have a healthy attitude about improvement and making progress. Grades are not so great when you believe that grades define who you are, or when a grade determines what you do next (e.g. give up, put in less effort later, etc.).