One of the stations will be Art Video station where students can watch the "educational" DVDs I have in my classroom and have been collecting dust. My lovely Husband bought me a portable DVD players for Christmas so that I can set up the video station. I can't wait to try out!!!
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Organization, Organization, Organization!
Thankfully, I have this week off for winter break, which means I have time to work on developing new units, lessons, and organization, yay! As a second year teacher, I learned that organization is the key to effective teaching and good for my own mental sanity. I just got these zip lock bags from Amazon.com and already love it. I am in the process of making a bunch of little activities and lessons, and put everything that goes with them in each bag along with the exemplars. As part of the effort to increase effectiveness and student independency, I am trying out different stations or Teaching Artistic Behavior(TAB) Model this year, and the baggie system will be a quick and easy way to set up the stations.