1. Set a goal. "I will read all of the READ 180 Universal paperbacks."
and I knew it was too good to recycle.
Two weeks into school I shared my idea with students about turning the packaging into book reports. Students got intogroups of 3-5 students and chose one book to highlight. Each book project had to have the following: title, author, Lexile, summary, and two choices of their own. The choices could be excerpts, illustrations, reviews, anything the group of students decided. It was fun to see the students building community in their classroom. The students were bonding and forming friendships that will last throughout the year and beyond! Positive peer pressure is working in our classroom because books are moving off the shelves and into students’ hands! Daily questions are "Miss Barnes, may I take this book home?" A dream question that every reading teacher wants to hear
Philosophy of Teaching All of my life, I have enjoyed working with children and have always desired to teach. It is my belief that no matter what socio-economic background, everyone deserves to achieve his/her educational goals. It is my ambition to facilitate this process.Growing up in the Houston area, I have always been aware of the Cypress-Fairbanks School District. The district's reputation of excellence is well known, not only in the Houston metroplex, but throughout the state of Texas. As a professional educator, it is important to be associated with a school district whose goals for its students are aligned with my philosophy of teaching.