One thing I am most proud of is something I was made aware of quite by accident…you see, we have teachers visit our classroom all of the time (Our door is always open so come visit!). One day there was a group of 6 teachers observing (no biggie for the kids…) and I happened to notice one of the teachers’ notebooks had this written on it: “Mr. Greg doesn’t do a lot of talking!” After reading that, I realized that I don’t do a lot of talking! My ‘staches do a lot of the talking…Less teacher talk is key to a successful classroom! The more my students can talk, the more they learn!!! (PS I promise I wasn’t snooping on her stuff…really…it was an accident…I’m not a snooper!)
You will also hear music! In the morning for arrival we’re jamming out to Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars. And I mean jamming out…I crank our music (and yes, sometimes the librarian comes to me because it’s too loud…)…during our work times, I like to play lullabies from Rock A Bye Baby on iTunes! They take popular songs from Michael Jackson (for example) and turn them into lullabies! It’s AMAZING STUFF! It’s soft and quiet so we can work and talk and read and write but gives the room a nice atmosphere. And the ‘staches ask for the music to be on all of the time!
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