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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Some Fun Things Happening!

Hello blogging friends! I hope everyone is doing well. 

Was your week as busy as mine? We had so many fun things happening in class. This week I started using the program Class Dojo with my class and my first graders are loving it. I think this is the best behavior they have had all year. What took me so long to use it? Don't get me wrong, I still have some behavior issues, but they are far less than they were. If you have not tried this site yet, give it a try. You will love it. 

This is such a great classroom management program. I have it set up on my computer or iPad with the projector for the kids to see. I also have it set up on my phone. It is amazing how quiet it gets when the kids see that I have given out points. They even think I am a magician because points were given out, and I never left the back of the classroom while working with a group of students or walking around giving them help. 

We also celebrated our 100th day of school this week. We did some fun things in class on our own, and then we came together with our whole school and did some more activities. It is really fun being in a school with only 54 students in grades K through 4th. It allows us to do a lot more things with the whole school. 

The kids loved coming to school in all their fun T-shirts. They created shirts with 100 things on them. 

Of course we had to make our 100 snacks. This was a favorite of the day for the kids. 

Finally, I am so excited about going to the Southern California Kindergarten Conference at the end of the month. This is my first year teaching first grade and I am so excited to learn tons of great insight from some wonderful teachers. I was also able to just get in on the Blogger Bash before it sold out. Is anyone else planning on attending? I can't wait for this conference and to meet up again with some of my favorite bloggers. 

I hope that everyone has a great rest of their weekend! See you all again soon in Bloggerland!

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