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I LOVE my class this year- Hopefully it's because of RC!
Old 09-08-2010, 05:34 PM
 
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I have one difficult child that has emotional issues. I haven't gotten the hang of dealing with him but hopefully will, once I understand what his needs are.

That said, I love how my kids have come up with solutions to different problems we encounter. It has been sooooo great having a much more peaceful year. Yesterday after reconvening when we finished practicing how to play partner math games, my kids shared about how they didn't have to do rock paper scissors to figure out who went first. Some just offered that the other person could go. They were so matter of fact about it that it made me feel so good.

Today, one of my students noticed that he couldn't stop laughing loudly because his math partner was making him laugh during their partner game. Another student near them was telling them to quiet down so he got up from their spot on the carpet and sat down in his seat. That's because it's a solution he'd come up with when I asked what they should do if a partner is playing around or giving them a hard time and I'm busy. I feel like I've been able to empower the students to make decisions for themselves that have led to a peaceful community most of the time. I hope it's RC and not just the group of kids I have because I LOVE my class this year. I've never meshed with them so well so early in the year.


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