My class this year

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  1. TamiJ

    TamiJ Virtuoso

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    I have 5 boys identified with behavior/emotional issues (a couple of them are down right defiant). I have one who has cried every morning, including running out of the room and down the hall one day this week. I also have about 13 below-level students. I know I can make this work, with enough support (support services will be supporting in my class and I have spoken with my P saying I wil be spending a little more time on classroom community and procedures this year as I don´t want to even really begin academics until we are ready-she said I have all of admins´support). This has been an exhausting week (the first week always is)... I am greatly hopeful though that the time I am devoting to building community and focusing on character strengths in our weekly class meetings will help, not to mention our class structure once that really develops and strengthens.

    There´s no real point to this post, I just needed to get it out.
     
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    What a great attitude and it sounds like you have an excellent plan!
     
  4. TamiJ

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    Thank you!
     
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    Good luck Tami! I think classroom community can make a huge difference. If anyone can do it, you can! :hugs:
     
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    They need you, Tami. You will make it a great year for them.
     
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    Thank you! That´s very sweet of you to say. :)
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    I think you'll do great. You recognized where you needed to spend some extra time, rather than doing things as usual and then having problems.

    My first grade class is very, very talkative and easily distracted. We have been spending a lot of time working on routines and procedures, too.
    Sheilah
     

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