I saw a few versions of this sign floating around Pinterest, and I thought the idea would make an improvement to my classroom stream-lining. Crossing fingers…
If you want one pre-made, I have it available here: Where does my art go today? Just print it, mount it on cardstock, and laminate it, so it becomes a dry-erase board.
Pulling a random name has never been easier!
This is just a simple way to make sure everyone in the class gets fairly and impartially called upon to answer questions. All I did was take a jar and wrapped scrapbook paper around it. I wrote the class name on a pre-cut cardstock tag and used glue dots to stick it to the jar (yes, each subject has a jar, as some of the students change). I then took large craft sticks, wrote the kids’ name on them, and stuck them in the jar.
Now, when I ask a question, I’m able to pull out a random name. This way, everyone gets a chance!
Hi there! My name is Kristi, and I’m currently teaching our homeschool co-op’s 5th and 6th graders (edit: annnd in my art class(es), I now have 7th graders, 8th graders, and high schoolers!). “What’s a co-op,” you ask? Well, it’s a bunch of homeschoolers that get together and decide to share their wealth of knowledge. The moms teach the classes, and the kiddos get a classroom environment, while still keeping the classes s m a l l. This year, I’m teaching Grammar/Vocabulary, Math, Reading/Writing, History, Science, and Art. We teach full days on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and have half-days on Wednesdays. We teach the lessons at “school,” and the kids do their homework at home. If the kids ever need us, they are welcome to call, text, e-mail, or send smoke signals at any time – and they do! We (the teachers) love these kids as our own, and wil often travel with them as they progess in grades, especially if our kids are in the same grade levels.
I decided to start this blog, because I’ve got some pretty neat ideas that I’ve created or improved upon, and maybe this will help someone else down the road. Why re-invent the wheel, right?