Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Made-It

I'm linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for her weekly Monday Made-It! This is my first one, I'm so glad to have a few things to share!

I was inspired by something Patrick Allen said in my training last week. He talked about what do we really know about our students as learners. What do we learn about their learning styles and personality as we teach them? And in return, what do we share with them, that they could learn about us? Do we share our learning style with them? What do we really share with them about ourselves?

In particular, he talked about sharing the 5 books that changed our lives. I was really struck by that, as we all share aspects of ourselves, but what do our students really know about how you learn. And could they really identify what they know about you as a learner?

I've created a couple of color options for myself, and I plan on printing one page for each student. Once I discover something about them as a learner, I'm going to add it. I'm also going to print one for each student to record things they learn about me. I think it would be a great way to better know each other.

And my second Made It is actually a current work in progress. One of the things I wanted to accomplish this summer was to put all my necessary Back to School Night paperwork, forms, information into digital form. My hope is that I could ultimately get rid of these horribly full folders I've been holding on to, while creating something a little prettier than what I've currently accumulated.

This is my current pile of folders and work. A lot of my copies are things I've kept that other teachers have used in the past, and I definitely use them every year but they lack a certain pizzazz. I mean, in all honestly, they're ugly. And I'm hoping I can make them less ugly. 

1 comment:

  1. I love the pages you have created. They will be wonderful for getting to know your kids better and them getting to know you:) Great idea:) Thanks for linking up:)
    4th Grade Frolics