This is my first year where I got a say in what I’m teaching next year. I had already heard of teacher’s filling out the form of choices of what they wanted to teach next year but this year it was my turn.
The form asked for my top 3 choices on what I wanted to teach next year and why. My top choice was Grade 6 and my reasons were to connect them to the world, to have choice, voice and engagement in my classroom and to find their passions.
As you know if you have been following me or my blog, I got Grade 6 and I’m beyond excited.
Here are some projects I’m planning on participating in throughout the year:
World’s Largest Lesson:
The UN is going to announce new Sustainable Development Goals in September. World’s Largest Lesson is getting students involved to create change on one or more of these goals.
Ties to Curriculum: http://www.studentvote.ca/on2014/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ON-ELE-EN-Lesson-Curriculum-Connections.pdf
Global Read Aloud:
We will be reading ‘Fish in a Tree’ by Lynda Mullaly Hunt for the Global Read Aloud 2015. The Global Read Aloud begins on October 5th and there are many books to choose from.
Global Math Tasks Twitter Challenge:
Math Challenges created by teachers and students for others to solve. You can sign up for a week to create questions or you can just participate by answering the questions posted.
Any grade level is welcome!
Sign up here: http://gmttc.blogspot.ca/p/sign-up.html
Kid Tech Coach:
This is my own project. I wanted to start a website where students are the experts and they teach other students how to use technology.
Follow Kid Tech Coach on Twitter @KidTechCoach
This is something that I tried to participant in in my Grade 1/2 class but I’m excited to do it with my Grade 6’s. Finding your passion and allowing choice in classrooms is something I’m really passionate about so I’m so excited to be a part of this process.
Global School Play Day:
A whole day where students come to school to play with toys that they bring from home. There’s only one rule: no electronics. I’m hoping my whole school will participate.
For more info, check out http://www.globalschoolplayday.com/
This movement was created by Kayla Delzer and Greg from Kindersmorgie. It’s about sharing positive things happening in your classroom once per day using the hashtag #happyclassroom