Resolution #1 - Offer more positive incentives and feedback. I think I am going to change my behavior management system from the apple tree I have been using to a clip chart where they can work towards something positive instead of just pointing out their negatives. I also bought a popcorn popper from a yard sale website and I am going to fill a jar with popcorn kernels as a class incentive and when it's full or gets to a certain point, we will have a popcorn snack. Also, I got one of those old school desks off Craigslist for $10 and I am going to paint it and put special school supplies there and let the Terrific Kid sit there once a week and let them sit there on their birthdays.
Resolution #2 - Pass out Birthday Pencils, Bookmarks, Cards and whatever else I have in my drawer that I can never seem to follow through with giving my kids. We always sing Happy Birthday, but I never remember the rest!
Resolution #3 - To keep my room less cluttered! I am going to try really hard to keep my room organized and not have random stuff all over the place.
Resolution #4 - To make my centers meaningful and engaging and make sure that my students are doing what they are supposed to be doing and not just hanging out.
That's it for now! I think 4 things is plenty to work on. It's my renewal year and with Common Core starting for us this year, I think I am going to be immersed in new stuff to learn! I look forward to reading everyone else's resolutions!