Wow! It's been so long since I logged on to Blogger I had to look up my password! I hope all of you had a wonderful start to your new year. I have 20 new sweeties--10 girls and 10 boys. We have had a good start so far. I have a few challenges but progress is being made so I can't complain.
Look what I got on the first day of school from one of my parents! I have never gotten a beginning of the year gift and this one was A-mazing!
It even has my initials on it! She had to do a little research for my middle name. It is orange and white because I live near Knoxville, Tennessee..otherwise known as the home of the Tennessee Volunteers. It was full of gourmet goodies! I say was because they are g-o-n-e. Haha!
It has been more of a challenge of time to incorporate Daily 5 and math stations this year than I had anticipated. I am still working on getting my math stations going to my satisfaction. We are enjoying Daily 5, but I'm not happy with my instruction so far. I have some D5 blog stalking planned for later tonight. You should see my to-do list for this holiday weekend!
Whose Turn is It?
Now to the main topic of my post..taking turns on the Promethean Board. I love using my PB. I love to let the kids use it often. But I have found that if I give EVERY child a turn at the board each day it takes f...o....r...e...v...e...r. They get the wiggles, start talking, tick off the teacher. So I started having Girl Day and Boy Day. I made these cute little signs from Scrappin Doodles clip art to hang next to my board.
I have found that it's easier for me to keep up with turn taking by making everything based on this system. So on Girl Day, the girls get to use the PB, share their journals, and read anywhere during D5. The boys get their turn the next day. The kids make sure I change it each day. :-) It works for me!