To make a long story short, LOVE my husband of 18 years, LOVE my 2 cool kids, Dylan 14 & Holly 8, LOVE hanging with family and friends, LOVE teaching 2nd grade and most importantly, LOVE my Savior & Lord Jesus Christ!
The mascots of my camping theme in my classroom are small woodland animals. My job system consists of squirrels and acorns. Each acorn top has numbers to correspond with the students' number. The tops are attached by velcro and can be rotated to the next job every 2 weeks.
My classroom theme for the 2010-2011 school year is Camping/The Great Outdoors. My discipline system is a marshmallow count system. Each student begins the day with 4 marshmallows. At the end of the day, they receive a number stamp in their homework planner to inform their parents of how many marshmallows they had. The hierarchy is as follows: 4 marshmallows: You're a happy camper! 3 marshmallows: Lose 5 min. of recess, no stamp 2 marshmallows: Lose 10 min. of recess, no stamp 1 marshmallow: Lose 1/2 of recess, no stamp, parent contact 0 marshmallows: Alternative Classroom (a.k.a. Big trouble at my school!)
The students who kept all 4 marshmallows receive a stamp on an incentive chart. When it is filled they get to pick out of the treasure chest.