Day Seventeen and The Big Time Blogging Challenge. Today is Classroom Management Strategy.
I have two things to say about classroom management: 1. create a safe, and loving environment; 2. build relationships with ALL of the students and continue throughout the entire year.
Since I don't have much to say about classroom management, I am going to share some photos from Tuesday.
My friends and I agreed that we would go out to eat sometime this summer and maybe shop afterward. Usually that means a 30 mile drive to Wichita.
But we ended up road tripping all the way to Oklahoma City (180 miles south). Wonder why? Because there was a cool restaurant that we wanted to try out.
It is called Kitchen no. 324 and is a farm to plate concept.
I drove. Even downtown. And parked downtown. Not a big deal to some, but to me it was.
I really wanted to take photos in the restaurant, but it was too fancy and the people around us were so professional. I kind of felt like an imposter. What was a first grade teacher from rural Kansas doing in this place???
Two professional ladies with a company credit card on one side and two art guys on the other.
My salmon was delicious, and I tried brussel sprouts for the first time. Yummy.
Know what a cronut is? We got this restaurant's version. A Joenut.
Apparently Mrs. Jones thought it was funny how I was eating this Joenut.
Next stop... A Lakeshore store! I wasn't that impressed when we walked in (and I might have said so), but by the time I had gone 1/4 through the store, I had changed my tune.
My focus was to find a pocket chart 100 chart. I have big plans for number sense and this is a necessary item. Found it. And a few other very important items.
4 posters, an alphabet line, a new calendar set, 2 magna doodle type "toys," and a abacus (or Rekenrek).
Next time we go back we think we will stay overnight. And hopefully I can meet some of my Oklahoma bloggy friends.
If you want more classroom management ideas, head over to Michelle's blog, Big Time Literacy and see what my friends have to say.