As if you all aren't already tired of reading about my classroom... This week, my project has been organizing my library. Tomorrow, I'm going to a Scholastic warehouse sale. I've heard you can find some really great deals on books, so I'm hoping that's the case for me. I've been beefing up my collection at used books stores and on Ebay, but there are still a lot of non-fiction titles I'd like to add.
Today, I subbed in 3rd grade. It was the worst substituting experience I've had thus far. The kids were out of control! I tried time and time again to rein them back in, but it was so hard. They just wouldn't stop. I finally got their attention when I had them, of all things, put their heads down on the desks for a few minutes. While their heads were down, we discussed how we could improve the remainder of the day. Then, I passed out the next assignment and told them when it was on their desk, they could raise their heads and begin working on it.
I can't wait until I'm done subbing and on to teaching in my own 3rd grade classroom! School starts August 20.