Who doesn't love a good surprise? Students can get sucked into our system of structure and order and lose interest. By having an element of surprise during your lesson students will NEVER know what to expect and will ALWAYS be ready to learn. Today as we reviewed for our Social Studies test we played a jeopardy review game. When a student chose "Geography for 200", they chose the daily double! Music started to go off and I announced "Check under you seats!" Students pulled off the daily double question that was taped to the bottom of their chair.
The class was filled with commotion, excitement, and enthusiasm!
If they learned anything today it was that "You never know what Miss Richards will put under your chair!"
I'm Laura, I am beginning my third year as a 5th grade teacher! I have a passion for teaching, engaging, and helping students take ownership of their learning! This is a place where I update and share a sneak peak of my fabulous fifth graders.