Into full week number two. Things are progressing well. I have my plans for the next few weeks laid out - the curriculum map for the entire trimester mapped - and a great idea for a fun, yet extremely academic, scavenger hunt about the presidency.
Disappointed today that my Academic Decathlon meeting attendance was just three. :( But, it has been a few years since it was at this school. And, all of the “extremely interested” kiddos are part of MANY different clubs and activities, so scheduling meetings and study groups will be a bit difficult. Persevering though!
I have started my “fun” bulletin board this year with “Be More Awesome” courtesy of our school’s yearly theme (from Kid President and the dreaded Lego Movie song!). I had the kiddos come up with several ideas on how they could be more awesome and had them each write one (graffiti board style) on the board.
My goal for this board is to change it up once a month - and use a movie/video tie-in. Why? Because I found one on Pinterest “Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins” from Elf, which will have several study tips. :) Idea here.
So, do you have any suggestions on clever sayings from some other shows/movies? I am partial to The Office, anything Pixar, Lost, Hocus Pocus, Prison Break, Breakfast Club, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Parks & Rec, and so many more! I want it to be readily recognizable to the students, so the more current the better, probably?