Day 143, Tuesday, May 06, 2008
I made a small discovery today which might help me become a better teacher. Instead of typing out my weekly writing assignment, I wrote it carefully on the board and asked the kids to copy it into their plan books. We discussed each part of the assignment as they were writing, and I told them I would leave it on the board all week. They seemed to write it down carefully, and they appeared to like the idea that it would be there to refer to each day.
Perhaps I should do this more often. It apparently worked well for the kids, and it definitely saved paper.