So recently one of my student's parents approached me with the idea of her staying after school for tutoring and I gave in. Just once a week working on reading skills one on one. But then we had some jealously issues! My other students wondered why they couldn't stay after school and read and I gave in! Then we created a new club. 3C's after school reading program. We meet once a week, enjoy snacks, good conversation, and of course READING. But not only is this club going to be full of extra reading, it is going to be full of reading projects and let me tell you that made everyone super excited. Word spread fast and my students are now spilling over with excitement in order to spend the extra hour after school doing more work. All of this work will be completed via the web! Summaries, story telling, videos, and plays are what we have in mind. Who knew by saying it is an incentive to stay after that we can encourage kids to love school work even more! Besides, I will be honest with you---I don't send homework.
So today I printed invitations on fancy colored paper and they ooooh'd and ahhhhh'd over the idea that they will get to spend one after school with their friends on Tuesday. Know we wait.... and see who shows up:)
I was pretty bummed when I found out Glogster.edu cost! I really wanted to incorporate this into my program but obviously we aren't funded so.. I'm in need of some ideas! What websites do you kids create on? I could create a Wiki! But I want something more exiting. Let me know your thoughts or ideas.
Does anyone know when it is going to stop snowing? It has been snowing in Missouri for basically 2 weeks straight. I'm so ready for Spring. Have a great weekend! I'll be spending it doing homework. Blah. Exactly why I don't give it;)
Courtney @ Missthirdgrade.com