I've got a new attitude! I did not get the 3rd or 4th grade advanced position...I am teaching 5th grade again this year (which I love) and we are switching for every class again (which I don't love)! I have decided to make the most of it, have fun, and think of the kids!
Have y'all heard of remind101? It is a website that you create names for your classes, the parents sign up, and you can send out texts to their phones...they never see your number and you never see theirs. Genius!!! I have several parents signed up and will start using it tomorrow for a homework hotline type thingy. Check out the website at www.remind101.com.
Do any of you do CHAMPS in your class? The school wants the 5th grade to do it this year. The elementary schools do it, so this incoming group of 5th graders already know what it is, all we have to do is implement it. Share your pros and cons about CHAMPS....and any tips you have.
My classes seem to be a great group of kiddos this year...a bit chatty, though. I am planning to provide more posts this year...it is part of my new attitude I have gained. Hope you enjoy it!