Top Ten Tricks of the Trade. If you'd like more detailed information, feel free to send me an email:)

stacy.thackeray@jordandistrict.org





Tunes

The Hello Song


Birthday songs handout





No is no... (Frases Importantes)

Can you loan me? (Frases Importantes)

If you're not quite sure.. (Frases Importantes)


Time

Guard your time. Let the kids wait until you're ready to come and greet them. Let them pick up their paper on the way in so you don't have to take the time to hand them out.
Use an advanced organizer on the board and give instructions to let the kids pick up their own papers, etc.


Take Turns


la bienvenida

el oso

el oso cards on chalk tray.jpg El oso cards on the chalk tray for each class period. Draw names for next person's turn to take the oso home.





Train

No name or class period goes in the 'Whose is this?' basket. Absent kids check their class periods' folder for work. Extra copies of handouts go in the 'shoe holder' on the wall. This way, absent students can find what they need when they return.

Talk





Talk-a-thon







Translation

$100,000 pirámide

Technology

www.toondoo.com

Download the puffin browser for iPad and you'll be able to do Adobe flash activities on the iPad.

Thoughts


Resources

Some of my favorites

Todd Whitaker What Great Teachers Do Differently
Harry Wong The First Days of School
Sharon Faber If These are the Students, Who should the Teachers Be? AND How do we Teach them?
Rick Wormli Meet Me in the Middle


email: stacy.thackeray@jordandistrict.org

Some other online resources.
fhmsforeignlanguage.wikispaces.com
languagelinks2006.wikispaces.com/
mrwood.wikispaces.com
tonitheisen.wikispaces.com