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• page numbers: most of the students glue their foldables and write notes how to get rid of small ants in house on exactly the same pages as my INB. This makes it very convenient; if I have to refer to an idea, I can simply refer to the page number. Also, if a student has missed classes, it’s easy to figure out what needs to be done how to get rid of small ants in house with a quick flip through their notebook. Try as I might, there are still a few that have messed up their how to get rid of small ants in house page order; there’s not much else I can do but to tell how to get rid of small ants in house them to paste it elsewhere in their book. It drives me crazy, but I just have to accept it!

• connecting ideas: as my lessons are scaffolded, kids can easily see how each lesson connects to one how to get rid of small ants in house another. When I used looseleaf pages, they never looked at their old notes as reference …. Grrrr!!! Since keeping everything in order, I’ve noticed that they will actual refer back to yesterday’s lesson to see how it is connected with today’s work. When I taught a lesson on calculating charges of ions, I saw my grade 10s flipping back to check the how to get rid of small ants in house precious lesson on drawing ions. Yay! Organized notes help build independent behaviours, as well as developing metacognition.

• don’t give them all the answers: when I write my notes, I try to leave the last example incomplete. The students who aren’t paying attention will copy mindlessly line by line. At a quick glance, I can quickly see who is and who isn’t paying attention! I walk around to see who has finished the last how to get rid of small ants in house example (which is usually simple to complete if they extrapolate from how to get rid of small ants in house the initial examples). It also gives me a way of quickly assessing how how to get rid of small ants in house well they understand as a class; I know whether I did a good job or whether how to get rid of small ants in house I have to approach the concept a bit different next how to get rid of small ants in house time. Next year, I will use the left page for notes and the how to get rid of small ants in house right page will be completed by students to demonstrate their how to get rid of small ants in house understanding. For now, going to stick with our current system.

• be prepared with your teaching notes: A few times, I tried to teach my lesson without having my notes how to get rid of small ants in house pre-written. Oops,that was a big mistake. If I try to plan it as I go along, any hesitation or second-guessing gets them confused. I end up making a terribly disorganized page in – not only my teacher INB – but everyone’s INB! If I’m properly prepped, I can flash them my page and they can see how to get rid of small ants in house – in a quick glance – how I’ve laid out my notes. The ideas are clear in my mind as I am how to get rid of small ants in house teaching and explaining too.

Some of my students have fallen into the habit of how to get rid of small ants in house skipping my last period, others have locked themselves out of class messenger and won’t reset their passwords and I’ve had to call parents of a few kids who how to get rid of small ants in house are abusing the privilege of using their electronic devices during how to get rid of small ants in house class time.

Overall, things are great. Some of my newer students from outside the community have how to get rid of small ants in house started making friends and are integrating well. Class messenger is still a successful tool; when I send out a reminder of the upcoming day how to get rid of small ants in house at 8:30 am, a few will reply if they know they’re coming late. And despite some issues with cellphones, encouraging kids to bring their cellphones and ipods means that how to get rid of small ants in house there are always headphones available when we need to go how to get rid of small ants in house on the computer lab and catch up on our math how to get rid of small ants in house lesson online.

Basic school supplies are always available to us, as long as the stock room is full, without having to dip into our individual class budgets. At any time, I can ask for paper, pencils, erasers, notebooks, markers and chalk. For any teacher working with inbs, you are often surprised to see how quickly the gluesticks how to get rid of small ants in house run out so it’s important I always have extra boxes in the back how to get rid of small ants in house cupboard. On top of that, scissors constantly disappear.

It’s true what they say, the first couple of years is always the hardest. Being in my third year now, I feel as if things are coming together. It really helps a lot that the I have been how to get rid of small ants in house teaching most of the same students for two years and how to get rid of small ants in house they know what my expectations are. I couldn’t have imagined a better first week with such a how to get rid of small ants in house smooth running classroom (although once I lost misplaced the photocopies I was going how to get rid of small ants in house to teach with).

Below: took an old cardboard paper sorter that the admin didn’t want anymore. I snatched it up as soon as I saw it! These things are actually quite expensive, often over $50! I covered it with some colourful wrapping paper, but still need to relabel the shelves. The students pick up their daily handouts from here.

Below: the pencil case system is working quite welli. P encil cases #1 through 10 are on blue and the others are how to get rid of small ants in house red. A sign on the wall explains that each case has how to get rid of small ants in house a calculator, a red pen, a pencil and an eraser; if anything is missing, the teacher should be notified during the same period. It is the first thing students pick up when they how to get rid of small ants in house come in and they get the pencil case with their how to get rid of small ants in house “special ninja code”.

I explained to students that this is how I treat how to get rid of small ants in house everyone fairly; everyone is given the opportunity to have a couple of how to get rid of small ants in house warnings. Transparency and consistency reduces escalation as students can clearly see how to get rid of small ants in house the consequences and where they stand.

Below: one of my favourite posters. I printed this a couple of years ago and found how to get rid of small ants in house that it was still fairly intact . These posters help students with their metacognitive skills and encourage how to get rid of small ants in house students to flip from a ‘fixed mindset’ to a ‘growth mindset’.

Below: yesterday, I made a foldable for our INB (interactive notebook) to review the place value system. While this might obvious to a lot of kids, second language learners can struggle with the terms, so it’s imperative to review the basics. This is also an opportune time to do some diagnostics how to get rid of small ants in house and helps me figure out where each student stands.

Today, we did a lesson on rounding and I encouraged them how to get rid of small ants in house to review using their foldable; these good habits build independence and gives them a set how to get rid of small ants in house of tools for them to refer to, when they need it. Better than flash cards and I don’t have to run around the room answer the same how to get rid of small ants in house question half a dozen times!

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