|Here is the group when they were NOT listening to the teacher!|
|Here they have their noses on the chalkboard.|
Today we watched Kid President's video: Make 2015 Awesome! We decided to take on his challenge and students wrote about how to make 2015 awesome for others at Mount Hope Elementary. They really liked some of Kid President's ideas in the video. We will practicing some of them for the rest of the school year. I also took advantage of this to focus on grammar. What does Kid President say "gooder" when it is obviously not correct? One student nailed it.... she said that it increases interest in what he is saying. EXACTLY. I was was so excited that she caught on. I try to point out those "little things" during our learning time, but it is just nice to see students notice and figure it out. And yes, they did know how to correct those grammar errors too! However, Ms. Horn made a huge usage mistake today and I hope no one else caught that one! Here is Kid President's video...
We had three new students join our class today. I am very excited. Our little school is growing! Woo-hoo! The best thing I overheard today.... As students settled in for lunch, one of our new friends asked where they were supposed to sit and when he was told by other students that he could sit anywhere, he excitedly exclaimed~ "I LOVE this school!"
On that happy note I will end this post.
How was your first day back?