This year in my class we are focusing on some class goals. These goals are for students in my class to work on together, and have a shared reward. I have found this to work in the past with my students, but instead of focusing on just one, we have three going on at the moment.
These goals were brainstormed and picked together as a class. We voted on the three we thought were the most important and wanted to focus on every day. Each time me or other teachers can see evidence of this happening in class then they get a sticker on the chart. Each goal has a goal that they also brainstormed and voted on too.
I find this type of goal incentive to be amazing for students as they are all working towards the same thing. They encourage each other to remember and there is a shared responsibility amongst everyone. Students that perhaps are always late to class, don't want to let the class down so have been actively getting to class on time. The positive encouragement they all have towards each other is also amazing as they are reminding each other in a positive way what we are working on!
I'll let you know how they go!
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On the weekend I was fortunate to attend the annual Maths Conference in Auckland led by the Maths Association. This is always a great opportunity to learn from others and hear some new ideas when implementing maths in class. This maths conference had me leaving with two main ideas that I want to share with you.
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So I went to the shops and grabbed some different types of balls to go in my ball pit - being a plastic container box. How does it work?
Students use the recording sheet alongside the box and can play either by themselves or with a buddy. They take turns picking out a ball, saying the word that is on it and then writing it down on the recording sheet. Students would leave that ball they picked out of the box so students can pick it again.
Another way they could play is with the buddy, once they have picked out the balls to swap recording sheets. Students could then ask each other how to spell a word that was picked out!
Lots of great fun using this resource and I can't wait to get this going in word work time!
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