Monday, April 16, 2012
Hello Sweet Blog Buds! Today was the dreaded back to school after spring break....well, it was an AWESOME Day! My kiddos were ON it, ALL day! I couldn't believe it. I kid you not, they were making connections between what we were learning in guided reading and our read aloud. I really almost hit the floor! It was just one of those days... How do you assign jobs in your classroom? Well, in mine I have job application. At the beginning of the year I model the various classroom jobs and explain the importance of having a job. Students are then allowed to apply for their top 3 jobs. For the most part students keep their jobs throughout the year. This seems to really work well with my students. Just like the real world students have a possibility of being "fired" from their job. Harsh, I know but this seems to motivate them in their behavior. I say all that to finally come to my "Say What" moment of the day. We were in Cheetah Academy (after school tutoring) and one of my students requested to head to the cafeteria to grab the trash bag for our snack. I told him to wait until we all went to the cafeteria that way we knocked out getting snack and the trash bag at the same time. He agreed. Well, we went to the cafeteria, traveled back down the hall and outside to have our snack (since it was a BEAUTIFUL day). I did not see the coveted trash bag anywhere outside so I pulled the student aside. To which he told me since he was not getting paid he did not get the bag. Needless to say after picking my mouth off the ground, rolling on the picnic table laughing moment I sent him running back to the cafeteria. I am going to assume his "forgetfulness" was a result of being off for Spring Break. Anyways it made for a funny and unforgettable moment.