We had a busy week! We are still studying ancient Greece in Social Studies. It can take so long to get through a unit because of afternoon interruptions, like assemblies, counselor classes, etc...
Anyway, Friday the students held a mock debate arguing over which city-state was better. Sparta was very well prepared and did present much better. I really liked the Athenian's acrostic. But they both did a very good job. I made a video of the debate and hopefully today I can get it edited to show the kids tomorrow. I had never listened to myself as a teacher before and it was interesting. During the debate I did have to remind kids to quiet down, redirect some students, etc... I always think I sound so mean but when I played back the video I was shocked. I don't sound mean at all! I sound like a pretty nice teacher trying to gently redirect!
It was what I call a colorful week. Those little strips are pulled for misbehavior. If that behavior chart is all green on Thursday afternoon then I bring donuts on Friday. No donuts this week.
Reading goals are set for the next nine weeks. Last time only five kids made their goal. Hopefully I will have more at the reward pizza lunch in March.