Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Currently

I almost forgot about the Currently this month! I think I just happened to check right as it was posted by Farley over at Oh Boy 4th Grade.

Listening: I have been binging Prison Break on Netflix the past couple of weeks. A student actually recommended it...they were totally right!

Loving: This Las Vegas Weather! I think we are finally over the hump of 100 degree weather. That means we will have "regular" summer weather in the 90's for the next couple weeks, our fall will last for about 2 seconds days, and then winter will make its debut.

Thinking: About my lesson plans. Ugh.

Wanting: A new car! Well, a new to me car. My sister just bought a brand new car so, obviously, I would like my new car like yesterday.

Needing: A new car. I feel like if you kicked my car hard enough it would just fall too pieces...

Trick or Treat: Treat! Head on over to my Instagram page to enter my $25 Starbucks giveaway! Only 2 more days to enter. :)

Wordless Wednesday (October 1st)

Wow, October 1st already! Time sure flies when you're teaching having fun! 

Today I am in need of some help! So I am linking up with Sugar and Spice for Wordless Wednesday ;)

I have had a wonderful first month of teaching! I couldn't ask for a better group of students and administration to work with. I have only had one problem thus far; 4th period.

Here is a visual for you:

 This is 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th period's books. 

This is 4th period. Notice I had to separate their books from the other classes because they used to destroy them all. 

They are all good kids, really. But together in one room they are crazy! CRAZY. I've tried to get some advice on how to handle the situation but most of my advice is something like "you need to be meaner to them" or "embarrass them in front of everyone, then they will learn". I have gotten MUCH stricter with them since the beginning of the year. I am not a mean spirited person and won't purposely embarrass them. 

My question is, do you have any advice on how to handle this one rowdy class without disrupting the routine for my other 4 classes? 

On side note, have you entered my $25 Starbucks card giveaway on Instagram? If not, you should ;)