I recently received a catalog called "TREND for Kids PreK to Grade 9" and found a lot of great stuff! I wanted to show you some of the items I purchased; all were at a VERY reasonable price. Click here to visit TREND Enterprises.
Poster and Behavior Charts (for small groups)
Posters for my Core Value Bulletin Board
Before I highlight this awesome resource, I want to apologize for being relatively non-existent for the past few weeks. My web presence has been lacking, to say the least. Now that I'm a bit more rested and rejuvenated, I will be updating my site regularly.
I plan to:
In Ohio, we have the OAA (Ohio Achievement Assessment), a state-wide measure for students in grades 3-8. In addition to organizing the tests, I often have a small group or an individual testing in my office. My students typically have accommodations, such as extended time, questions read aloud, or a scribe. In some cases, they also have behavior concerns as well.
This year, we started a mentorship program where staff members are matched with their OAA small group/individual and take time to develop a positive relationship with their students. Taking an OAA can be stressful. We want students to be as comfortable as possible when they work on their assessments, so a positive relationship with their test administrator can be extremely beneficial.
I created a weekly note template that I am using to write a message to my student. I also include puzzles and other treats that I know my student will enjoy.
This week, my school is celebrating Dr. Seuss. All week on the morning announcements, students are listening to a "mystery reader" (a staff member at our school) reading a small portion of a Dr. Seuss story. Students vote and win small prizes for guessing correctly. Also, classes can sign up to read in our lobby as a special treat. On Friday, students get a piece of birthday cake during lunch for Dr. Seuss's birthday and get a visit from the Cat in the Hat (our principal).
This year, I wanted to do something extra special. I decided to paint Seuss shirts for every day of the week to highlight important messages I want students to learn. I will update this blog post each day to highlight my new shirts.
My name is Marissa Rex and I am a 1st Grade teacher and an elementary school counselor from Ohio. I hope you enjoy my site!