Lately, I've been having some problems with attention, and I figured I needed to change things up a little. So I started thinking about ways to change the warm up activity. I thought of short readings with CCQs, or vocabulary exercises , and also just karaoke listening files and questions. I tried a .kfn file today about Canada and America, and it went over well in my 5th and 6th grade classes.
I know a warm up is supposed to be an entrance activity, but should it always be active?…
This came up in the blog about teaching classrooms with 40 students, and I, having just finished putting all my ideas together, thought it would be a good idea to start a new post and offer some of my own activities. The reasons why I decided to start decorating my classroom:
1. It was sparse to begin with and was just way to beige!
2. I wanted to give the students things to do in their own spare time.
3. I wanted to start using them as alternatives to punishments: just…Continue