Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My FAVORITE Classroom Activity!

As things get crazier and crazier each school year I feel like I have less and less of a chance to really get to know my students. To make sure that important connection with the students isn't forgotten or pushed to the side due to everything else, I do a get to know you project called "Joe Cool". Each student in my class is Joe Cool for one week even I get to take a turn as Joe Cool). Each day during the week the Joe Cool does or shares something special. Some examples are bringing in photographs of him/herself, reading a favorite picture book, being the line leader, sitting in a special cushy chair, and Joe Cool closes out the week with a presentation. I really cherish this activity. It allows me to really get to know each student and his/her family. I have used this project for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. If you are interested in trying out this activity this year it is on my Teachers Pay Teachers site.

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