Hey there! Kerry is here, Kerry is here, Kerry is here!
We are celebrating by eating chips and dip at my parents and sitting around and talking. I imagine we’ll get up soon and do something. Or maybe not. A run to Target wouldn’t be unheard of, though. We go to Target a lot when she is here.
I’m looking for a FitBit.
I’ve heard they keep track of your calories and exercise. And since I’m not keeping track of my abundance of calories and lack of exercise, I figured something should.
Or I need a new scale. Because mine is lying to me! It’s really rude.
Anywho . . .
I’m ready for you.
A long long long time ago, back when I was a brand new teacher and I had no clue what I was doing, I tried Class Jobs.
And it didn’t work.
Mainly because I taught first grade and had no idea that brand new firsties have no clue how to do . . . well, anything. So not only were my little kids not shutting the door, collecting the homework, turning off the lights, picking up trash, etc, I kept forgetting to rotate the jobs.
By the way, when you forget to rotate the jobs, even though no one is actually doing their job, your kids will remind you that you forgot to change the jobs. And when you’re a brand new first grade teacher and you have no control of your class in any way, shape, or form, you have no wherewithal to handle that correctly. Let’s just say it wasn’t pretty.
It was an epic fail in my classroom. And maybe now that I am as old as the hills and have
complete control of my classroom more of an idea of how to handle things, it would work better. And I’m not saying it doesn’t work.
I’m just saying it didn’t work for me. That’s all I’m saying.
But, instead, my friend, Sheri, told me about Teacher’s Pet and now I’m here to tell you all about it.
Here it is in a nutshell: