Friday, June 15, 2012

New Project and MORE!

Holy new followers batman! Wowwie!  Thanks so much for entering my giveaway!  Welcome to all the new followers! The giveaway will last for 3 more days and I will put a link below-- don't forget to ENTER!! :)

I am SUPER pumped about a lil' project I have in the works to HOPEFULLY start this Tuesday.... drum roll please...

If you expressed an interest in being a part of this on the giveaway, you will be getting an email from me soon!  Thank you also for all the ideas you have added (I'm still taking more ideas-- comment below!).  Please stop back each Tuesday to see which blog/author is featured and what AMAZING tips are shared!  :)

Ok... so I have a question...  what would YOU do with this:
My wonderful teammate retired this past year and left me this fish!  I LOVE it!!  It has a big mouth opening and it's about 10" by 8" (not too big).  I'd love to hear your ideas of how you would incorporate this into your classroom??  I'm stumped!

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  1. Hmmm students could put questions in there, or overused words and the fish would eat them, or if you have positive behavior slips they could go in there. I was thinking like 'caught you being____" and since it's a fish and you catch fish... lol. Or I could be rambling!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher
    Endless Pinabilities

  2. Cool fish! I would put my student's numbers and draw names for questions or raffles for the treasure box etc.

    Miss Nelson's blog

  3. I was thinking the same thing as Michele. Maybe you can use it as a daily behavior incentive & put names into it of kids who are modeling good behavior throughout the day. Then you can draw a name at the end of the day to get a special prize. You can call it "Fishing Around for Good Behavior" or something like that! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. Is tattliing an issue in your class? It could be that tattle jar for students to "feed" the fish. I can't wait to see how you use it!

    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

  5. I was thinking the same thing as Miss T.... Put students names in the fish who were "caught" making good choices, then draw a name for a prize at the end of the day.
    P.S. I am your newest follower;)
    Michelle @ Smitten With First

  6. I do a compliment box in my class. Students write compliments for each other based on good behaviors they see each other doing. During the beginning of the year we do character education and I put words on the wall such as perseverance, integrity, respect, etc. Then we do lots of modeling of good compliment sentences like: Amanda showed integrity today because ______. or Michelle showed respect when she _________. Students sign their name, and then I pull compliments throughout the day and staple it around their wrist. You could call it "Fishing for compliments". Super cute... I just may have to find something like this! Such a cool jar/fish/not sure what to call it :)

    Ms. Wilkie's Second Grade Class

  7. My first thought was a tattle fish too (We have a tattle turtle in our room) But I LOVE Amanda's idea above!! I am convinced teachers can take virtually ANYTHING and find a way to use it into their classroom :)

    Falling Into First

  8. HI! I am your newest follower. I would love to have you visit my blog when you get sometime.