We have just started our next 5-week unit on Stereotypes. I think it's going to be great! Here is a poster I made for our focus board. Click on it to grab it from Google Docs.
We've done a picture sort, a Hot Potato activity with tree maps and we've read books to identify stereotypical and non-stereotypical characteristics in the images and actions of characters. A favourite activity today was when students had to draw and write about what they 'see' and 'think' when they hear a word like 'princess', 'witch', 'Queen', 'Prince' etc.
After a recommendation via email from a reader after my post on behaviour, I've looked into some of the Whole Brain Teaching strategies. I've started to implement Class/Yes. I felt a little uncomfortable doing it at first because it's not really my style. We'll see how it goes.
Over the holidays I went completely mad and rearranged my entire room! I changed where my VOICES and CAFE boards are, my desk, my small group area etc. I'll have pics soon. I'm totally in love with polka dots so they feature dominantly!
That's all for tonight. Toodles!