Being a second grade teacher, I get a lot of students complaining of things that hurt. I also learned the hard way how important it is to document document document. So, I started the Ouch book. In this book, I have clinic passes and a clinic log. Every time I send a student to the clinic I log their name and the reason they went. Even though the nurse keeps a log, it is nice to have your own documentation.
Labels: Classroom Management
At the beginning of the year, I have the students complete at Recipe of Me. This is activity is great for getting to know your students. I also encourage parents to help their child with this activity. So, it gives them some time to have a little fun with their child. All they do is create a recipe to describe their personality and interests. I send home a letter with an example and a recipe card for them to use. I also ask the parents to send in a picture of their child to use with the activity. If they do not send in a picture, I take one for their recipe. After they have their picture and recipe, the students decorate the page. This is displayed in the hallway at the beginning of the year. Then I place it in the front of their writing portfolio for them to take home at the end of the year. You can get the lesson plan for free at TeachersPayTeachers.
Labels: Beginning of the Year