Here's what we've been working on this week. We have been doing Dr. Seuss centers for this whole week, thanks to my winnings! (Check out previous post)
Do any of you ever need help keeping students on task during guided reading? Last week when my team met with our instructional coach, we voiced our concerns about this problem. She suggested the following idea: Get marshmallows, M & Ms, or some little treat like that, and set all your expectations for the students. Show them the treats and tell them you will keep them there by the book as long as they are meeting your expectations. When they don't meet your expectations, you eat the treat. I use beads instead of candy since we are a Gold Medal school - LOL see earlier post! Also I'd probably eating way too many goodies. The students then turn in their beads for some little thing like stickers, treasure chest, etc.
Giveaway at these two blogs -- check it out!