September 7th, 2006
Today, we continued our school-year-startup tasks:
- Students completed a Multiple Intelligences survey to see how they were smart. Everyone is smart in multiple ways. There are eight known intelligences: body, picture, music, math, word, self, people, and nature “smarts”.
- We started reading “A Long Way from Chicago,” by Richard Peck.
- We thought at first it might be fun not to have any class rules, but then we realized that our class wouldn’t be safe, helpful or fun. People could be rude, hurtful or disrespectful. We decided that we should have rules, and elected to have just one class rule: “Follow the High Fives.”
- We discussed some problems that can happen when students mishandle class library books and we began planning skits to remind us how to handle books.
- Don’t forget about Team Day, tomorrow from 2:15-3:30. If you would like to volunteer, just contact me.
- Students will need a dry erase marker and three poly envelopes this week. I have them for $0.50 each, or they can be purchased at any office store. See the schools supplies page for more information.
- Students will also need a mug for our “paper and coffee” Fridays.
- Students are welcome to bring to or keep at school a water bottle, to keep from having to ask frequently to go get a drink.
- Help! Our Room 130 Pride board is looking a little sparse! Your student can help by bringing in three “objects” that show who they are, and that can be put on display for all to see. These could be photos, postcards, papers, medals, or little trickets that can be put in bags and hung on the board. The only limitation is size, and being able to be attached somehow to a bulletin board. These objects can remain with us the whole year, or rotated out whenever the student wants.
- Don’t forget to return the Emergency Data Cards and Student AUP form sent home this week in the eagle folder.