Kristin asked a question on yahoo today about kids losing interest in stories, and I answered it wisely, realizing all of a sudden that the problem I’m having with my period 5 class is exactly the problem she asked about and that I should solve it by…
Letting kids buy in.
So today we went back to kids’ choice of songs, kids’ choice of story, and kids’ direction of class, while making sure that discipline and comprehension were the solid foundation. It made a great difference in class interest and focus!
(Besides that, the temperature went up 20 or 25 degrees, and it’s no longer freezing in the classroom!)