Welcome to HUBER Airways: where Learning Takes Flight
I am so excited for the 2013-2014 school year! This year’s theme is traveling the world! Students will line up on the “runway,” sit in “First Class” for reading workshop, put their backpacks in the “baggage claim,” and so on. There are 7 groups of desks for the 7 continents. By doing this, I am infusing learning into daily procedures! Also, research has proven that collaboration helps with critical thinking and creates innovators!
I invite you to explore our classroom website and utilize it as a resource throughout the school year. I believe in being as transparent as possible! I also believe in providing you with the tools to make your learner successful at home! I will blog frequently and send a mass email out to inform you of the new post. It is essential that you send in your email address in order for me to do so!
Students will enter through this door daily to embark on a year of learning, collaboration, critical thinking, and fun!
This bulletin board will assist in tallying group points for positive collaboration and group effort!
Each student has a cup where they will collect pom-poms for every ‘random act of kindness’ that they demonstrate (bucket fillers). Once they fill their cup up, they get a sticker in their passport to receive an incentive (passports are behind the cups)
Students begin every day “On Time” or (commonly known as green). If students violate the classroom Constitution, they become “delayed” (or yellow). A second violation moves them to “Canceled” (or red). If students act above and beyond the expected behavior, they go “in Air” (or blue). Students’ planners will be stamped nightly the color that they end their day!
The room is decorated with airplanes, binoculars, and passports.
A copy of the monthly lunch menu will be posted in the classroom.
September is Library Card sign-up month. The bulletin board outside of our classroom has FREE Library Card applications and FREE Magic Tree House passports. The bulletin board reads, “Your Library Card is your Passport to the World!”
Students will not keep supplies in their desks for behavior management, organization, and attention purposes. The desks are arranged in 7 groups for the 7 continents. Each continent will have a pilot. The pilot will grab their continent’s caddy full of crayons, scissors, glue, etc. when it is needed! Supplies in the caddies will be refilled as needed!
The classroom has globes everywhere!
Above our lockers, there are signs that read, “baggage claim” along with flags from around the world. Students will customize their own suitcase name-tag within the first week to be hung on their lockers!
Students will wear passport lanyards when traveling the hallways for bathroom, nurse, and hall purposes. The lanyards are signature to Ms. Huber’s room.