Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My kids ROCK!

My students are doing so well with WBT!  They are really getting into the rule practice every morning and I've stepped up the fun by telling them to do it so loud the teacher next door will come over to see WHAT is happening in our class.  They are working well together and really having fun playing all of the great WBT games every day.  I feel like I have created a fun environment for my kids to learn - and WOWZA are they growing already!  I'll be posting a video soon so you can check out how awesome my students are!

Monday, August 15, 2011

WBT Works!

I can't tell you enough how much I love WBT!  After only 2 really pumped up WBT days my students are working so well in class.  I am so proud of them.  They worked silently on a project today for 15 minutes.  I am elated that they are doing so well and I know that I will be able to teach them so much more simply because they are engaged and working along with me.  I can't wait to post a video showing how well they are doing in class.

Friday, August 12, 2011

One week down...

My first whole brain teaching week is over...and boy was it harder than I thought!  Getting used to the techniques and using the scoreboard properly took me all week - but finally, after showing my third graders the YouTube video of Farrah Shippley (you rock!) and her kindergarteners, they started to respond and we fell into a groove.  What a difference!  All of a sudden they were focused and listening.  We were able to get some work done and I didn't feel like I was asking them to stop talking all of the time.  I would say this week was a success with many more to follow!

Yeah to my third graders!  You are all so awesome and I am so proud of your work this week.  Let's keep it up!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A few more days...

We had our 'Meet the Teacher Night' this evening which was AWESOME!  I had 12 of my 20 students come in with their families to meet me and see our classroom.  I was so excited to discuss my upcoming use of WBT with the parents and ease their nerves about their students struggles.  Last year I didn't feel confident that I would be able to reach all of my students stuggles but I feel SOOOO prepared and ready for my kids this year.  I know that using WBT will absolutely help them each and every day!