Hi! Sarah here from A Rocky Top Teacher! I know that most of us are on summer break but, as teachers, we are always prepping and preparing for the new school year.
We can't help it....it's in our genes!
I try to get in a good dose of both relaxing and prepping during the summer months, and this summer I have been spending a lot of time thinking about how I am going to reach out, connect with, inspire, and motivate my new fifth graders in the fall.
5th grade will be a new world for me since I have been in second grade for the last four years. While there is still a lot that is up in the air, I CAN promise you that there will be a healthy dose of motivation and positive connections made with my students. Ever wonder what you can do as an educator to help connect with students on a daily basis even when time is short? *Side note....making time to build relationships with your students is WORTH the time and more important that curriculum sometimes. Just saying.
Here are some quick ideas to help you build relationships with your kiddos throughout the year.
How do you connect with your students?