One of my favorite parts about the end of the year is getting the chance to look back and reflect on what activities and things I really liked and what didn't work as well as I'd hoped. It is a chance to get new ideas, adapt old ones, and start getting excited about next year!
I decided to join up with Teaching in Room 6 to share some things that worked and didn't work for me this year!
Love, love, love these! I can't say enough good things about them. Since I taught 3 ELA classes I basically used these to replace my anchor charts and the kids referred to these more than they ever did anchor charts! And they love looking back through the books to remember everything we've
My students and I love the Whole Brain Teaching Scoreboard. You can read more about how I use it in this post.
Vinyl Numbers on Desks
As you can see these were just too great a temptation to pick at. Besides looking back now, we just never really utilized them as a way to keep up with seating. Therefore, I don't think I'll use these again next year.
Voice Level Chart
I love this concept, but I just couldn't remember to actually use the chart. About a month into school I overheard some students talking about how I never change it! LOL I took it down not long afterwards because they were certainly right!
What worked for you this year? Anything you'll do differently next year?