- Some teachers got behind with their reading. This was inevitable because I organized the books into boxes of 3-4, and only gave each class 3 days to read and rate. Next time I will make sure they have a week to rate each box of books. That means I have to start earlier!
- Rating the books has been a challenge because the whole class needs to come to some consensus about the rating. This is impossible! I've tried using a estimated average on the spot, but now am using majority rules after discussing the problem with another teacher.
- I really was hoping that I could get at least one of my colleagues to post on my class blog as a guest with a set of videos from their class. So far, no one has taken me up on that offer - and I don't want to be too pushy. Me, pushy? Never.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Mock Caldecott Update and Book Giveaway
The Mock Caldecott that I organized with my fellow second grade colleagues and their classes is up and running. We are scheduled to finish the book ratings at the end of this week, so that I can tally the points and announce a winner on the morning of January 28th, right before the announcement of the official Caldecott. Here's some problems that I have encountered;