They used a new driver analogy here! I can SOOOOO relate. Daughter number 2, who will be 16 in less than a month, but THINKS she is 30...is a new driver! I would love to say that I am the trusting passenger that sits back and enjoys the ride. Ummmm....NO! I swear there is a real brake on the passenger side while she is driving. LOL! Just had to share!
So, I need to ask the same questions posed on page 19...
1. What am I doing now that I could trust the kids to do?
2. In what ways could I trust children where I haven't before?
I will use this sheet to write down my daily routines/schedule and look at what I am doing now! I will then jot some ideas of how I can trust my Kidners to do those things. I can do it, right?! If they took too many snacks...who cares! I do NOT need to be the po-po on everything. You can click on the preview below to download your copy.
I love choice! Do you love choice? Who does NOT love choice?! I have such a difficult time reading something that I am told that I have to read. Am I alone here? I put it off until the last minute, I am chatting with my teammates about how ridiculous it is that I am being made to read something
Children love structure and routine...amen 2 sisters! Some things to think about while reading this chapter...Do I have my schedule/routine posted in the room? Is it posted and then we don't talk about it, or do I go over each day at morning meeting?
Providing members with ownership to hold others accountable for:
1 Behaviors of effort
Things to think about for me...What does "accountable" mean for my Kinders?! We will need to practice ways that are appropriate and no bossy flossies!
SENSE OF URGENCY:
Ohhhh boy...so guilty of "Because I said so!" Does this make me a bad teacher? I really don't think so. I think that I am really good about "talking about the why," but do I continue to talk about? Do I revisit it when it is natural/makes sense?!
Things to think about for me...come up with "why" for each component of D5. Are there good read alouds to go along with these (HEY! D5 team, add this to your list of things to do...come up with great read alouds that can align with this). You can click on the preview to download this. I know...I know...I KNOW...I have a problem with borders! Heaven forbid I use something that is just plain paper...GASP!?!?
Hey Gail, I was determined to get back in shape after daughter number...she's 8...still determined though! Tee Hee!! :-) All I need to think about here...bring on the stamina baby! :-)
STAY OUT OF THE WAY: I called this Independence! I am so excited to be able to work with students individually and uninterrupted! Is this possible!? I really believe so! What tricks or visuals do you use when working with small groups or students? I have heard some teachers wear a hat, or a special lamp that is turned on. I would love to hear your cute ideas.
Head on over to Caitlin's blog to link up!