Sunday, May 20, 2012

"Breaking down the Set..."

Doesn't it seem like we were just putting our Whole Brain "Stage" together for the year?!  If "Walls Could Talk!"...what stories to share!  As I remove the Power Pix from the Grid wall, I hear the echos of, " B7! What is a noun?  A noun is a person, place, or thing!" I see 32 students echoing and gesturing in unity!  The Genius Ladder...Spicy!!  Tears of joy as I read my little EL's letter to the Principal last week using the 5 parts of a letter with complete spicy sentences, capitals, Zoops, periods! The Super Improvers Wall is a piece of Art now with a rainbow of colors all the way to the Gold!  So many celebrations of improvement as we would gather and cheer for each student as they moved up another color level!  The Class Leader Wall with all the great "Silly Pals" pictures comes down to sighs and aww's, as students recall the day they got that picture taken! Oh, yeah!!  The Mind Soccer "nets" are all faded on the board now, but the spirit of the Game never will!  Who knew how hard students would work to earn minutes of "Learning" time, not recess!  So many wonderful memories of a great Team of students and the legacy they take with them for the next Season of Learning!  Letting go is tough, but so much satisfaction in knowing their "back pockets" are full of WBT strategies to help them climb the next big hill in life!  A Rolling Ten Finger Wooo with a Sizzle and a POP! POP POP! of fireworks to my AMAZING 2nd Grade Class of 2012!!!  You ROCK!!!!!


daisydee226 said...

As of right now there aren't any WBT teachers in fourth grade in my building. A big part of my sadness in letting my kids go is that they will not have WBT next year. They all responded so well to the strategies that I wish I could keep them another year to see how far they could go!

ThinkWonder Teach said...

I am so excited to find your website. I am new to WBT and so excited about the new certification process. I will be posting a lot more about WBT on my blog now.

Think, Wonder, & Teach

Nancy Stoltenberg Director of WBT Certification said...

I feel your pain! At this time, the 3rd Grade Team has not jumped into the Ring! Just Keep Modeling! I hope with each year's new class moving up with their awesome Talents in Critical Thinking and Problem Solving strategies, these teachers will also decide to Catch The Wave!!!

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