Positive Fridays: Week of September 9th, 2013
TGIF it's Friday!!!!!!! Unfortunately, I did not sub at all this week, but I have a couple of great positives that I would love to share with you. Monday there was no school due to a teacher professional development day. I had no work on Tuesday , but on Wednesday I went to a sub class in Volusia County. It's a 3 day class, but because I'm a teacher, I only have had to go the one day!!! On Wednesday , during the sub class I learned a neat way to learn student's names. We were told that everyone has one thing in common we all like food! Who doesn't right? So the teacher would start off say my name is Mr. or Mrs. ___________ and I like _________. You fill in the blank with a kind of food that you like that starts with the same letter as your name. So for example I could say My Name is Mr. Hopkins I like hamburgers. Then the first student would say his name is Mr. Hopkins and he likes hamburgers. My name is Patrick. I like pizza. The next student would say his name is Mr. Hopkins and he likes hamburgers, then point to the first student and say his name is Patrick he likes pizza. My name is Sabrina and I like salad and so forth until every child has gone. The kids know each others names, we don't especially as a sub! They said this would work best from 2nd grade and up even in high school or college! We were also told the best way to build a great positive relationship with children really quickly...