Sunday, September 9, 2012

Pardon the interuption!

I know I promised a blog each day about my first week of school... but I have to take a break!

I spent a lot of time in my classroom today getting ready to introduce my students to new procedures the next step in Whole Brain Teaching. I am going to tell them that they are now ready for WBT 2.0!

One of the changes will be from the Super Improver Wall to the SUPER IMPROVER... TEAM!

Another change this week will be to RULE 1... rule 1 is no longer going to be Follow Directions Quickly.... it will be follow directions immediately! I am going to have a lot of fun with that one!

I am also going to try to switch from using the YES/NO WAY for so many of my whole class responses... my kids LOVE it... but I need them talking in complete sentences!  I spent a lot of time writing notes into my lesson plans reminding myself to encourage complete sentences. I think the best way to do this will be to practice the wrong way with the kids so they know the difference!

Lot's of changes this week (during a Read-a-thon fundraiser for our PTO may I add!). Wish me luck!


  1. I switched to Follow Directions Immediately also. It has worked a lot better. "Quickly" seemed to mean something different for each student. What was quick for one was SLOW for most. Immediately is much more specific.

    Keep up the complete sentences. I forget sometimes too, but if I cup my ear, the student will change his or her fragment into a complete sentence. It is a great opportunity to use the SIW. I haven't hear of the Super Improver Team. Tell me more.

  2. Krystal ... check out my other blog... I described in it more over there!