I was watching one of those PBS travel shows on DVD last night and decided to pause so I could sketch some of it.
This is from the Paris, France section: people hanging out at an outdoor café and a street view with Montmartre in the background.
Yesterday I made a few tokens specifically for my middle school kids.
Kids will earn Tokens for their art work and various classroom participation and glue them in their "art book" that we made earlier this year.
At the end of each semester quarter, we'll count them up and give out prizes.
"You're Awesome" is given out occasionally for kids helping out with gathering textbooks, passing out papers, volunteering to read, great participation, etc.
"Book Smart" is earn for each day we work out of a book with reading and discussion involved.
The "Golden Ticket" is a sneaky fellow! This one is going to be fun to give out. :)
Kids catalog their work into an "Art Book" that we did earlier this year.
They glue in a thumbnail picture of their project (which I take with my phone and print out) and write a reflection on the assignment, how they did and what they learned.
When I take it up to grade, I leave a sticky note to the 3 or 4 kids that did particularly well in their reflection. They exchange that sticky note for a "Golden Ticket" to glue in the book and an immediate small prize (stickers).
I teach in a very poor area and love giving out prizes to these kids.
With school starting soon I've been busy the past 2 weeks with cleaning the classroom and getting lessons in order, and the never ending stream of teacher meetings and training for this past week.
Thank goodness the kids are coming in next Monday!
Said Ravenclaw, "We'll teach those whose intelligence is surest."
Ravenclaw students tend to be clever, witty, intelligent, and knowledgeable. Notable residents include Cho Chang and Padma Patil (objects of Harry and Ron's affections), and Luna Lovegood (daughter of The Quibbler magazine's editor).