For part of my newsletter each week I feature a Leader of the Week! This is a student voted by the kids. It is someone who has exhibited the qualities of a leader all through the week. I find that kids are thoughtful about who they choose and because I ask them to be specific about these leader qualities it is also a reflection piece for each of them.
Here is the form I am using to have my students nominate a leader! I hope you can find a way to use this in your room!
Meanwhile, I need some help facilitating more leaders in my classroom, in the afternoon at least. So I have 26 kids in the morning and then in the afternoon I have 38. The kids are bonkers, I tell ya! I figured that some of it was the transition piece. They don’t each other all day and then are thrown into a room together and expected to stay quiet. The last couple of days I allowed some time for them to talk right when we return from lunch. I was hoping that this would help to get some of it out of their system. I am guess I am just asking for some ideas, some creative ways to keep 38 kids engaged and on task. Any ideas are certainly welcome… please!!!