Actually, to say I’ve been thinking is an understatement! I do that all the time. 🙂
But- I’ve been thinking more than usual! About all things related to teaching. There’s so much I want to do this year with my 6th graders, but I’m really doing a pretty good job taking baby steps.
However- now I’ve got something brewing in my mind that I just can’t let go of. It has to do with testing, grades, choice, and independence.
Here’s my rough draft plan that has formulated in my mind:
Fridays are our heavy testing day. Math test, spelling quiz, reading assessment. I’m also going to add history in since I can’t seem to figure out a definite way of getting 6 grades in history each 6 weeks (which is required for all subjects).
So back to my plan.
I’m wanting to make Fridays more of a set your own agenda and work at your own pace kind of day.
I might create a guide sheet to give to the students on Friday mornings with assignments that are due by the end if the day. Then let them plan their own day. With a little guidance and nudging and support if needed.
With built in free time for them to CHOOSE what else to explore, read, learn, do.
Ok- that’s as far as I’ve gotten with my plan. 🙂
I’m wanting to implement it NEXT Friday so stay tuned for a final copy of:
“Shannon has lost her mind even more!”