Sunday, July 31, 2011
Whole Brain Teaching Gestures, More Fun with Vinyl and TPT Sale!!!
I have had a lot of requests for the gestures I use with my rules. I thought I had a document that lays it all out but of course I can't find it. The more I thought about it, the more I am thinking that I never had a document. I think I learned the gestures from watching the numerous Youtube videos about Whole Brain Teaching - Here is one of my favorites!!
You will notice that my rules are a little bit different than the ones that are in the video. After using them for a few years a fellow teammate and I decided to tweak them just a little bit for this school year and see how it works. We had to change the gestures a little to match the new rules.
Rule Number 3: Keep your hands(raise both hands above head) and feet(point to feet) to yourself(point to chest)
Rule Number 4: Raise your hand(raise hand) to speak(talk with hand) and stand(raise hand - motion to rise or stand up)
Rule Number 5: Be safe(like an umpire at home plate) be kind(give self a hug) be honest(hand over heart).
I hope this helps - watching the video will help!! :)
Now, more fun with vinyl!! :)
I don't know about anyone else, but it seems like I go through clothes pins like water!! They disappear or I have to throw them away because they have names on them that can't be reused the next year. Now, I know they are not expensive, but anytime I can save a little here and there is a good thing!!! I have been trying to solve this problem and I came up with one way to use the same clips for my clip chart year after year!! Numbers!! This year I am going to use numbers more for things like this - their heart word boxes, D.O.T Book, Book Box etc.. will all have the same number on them! I found some round wood pieces at my favorite store...Hobby Lobby and spray painted them pink of course!! :) Then I glued them to the end of a clothes pin(not the end they squeeze... the other end) I then cut vinyl numbers and placed them on the wooden circles!! Hopefully this will work out in real life like it is in my head, but you just never know!! :) Hopefully I can post a picture of my clip chart hanging with the clips soon! :)
TpT will be having a Back to Sale Aug 1 - 6. They are offering 10% off your total purchase if you use the code: B1T1S I will also be running a sale next week for any extra 10% off!! Happy Shopping!!!