After numerous requests for lesson plans, I’ve decided to put some materials on Teachers Pay Teachers. Some will be free and others will be for sale. Materials will include but not be limited to the following: lesson plans, vocabulary units, class notes, and various writing assignments. Material will cover grades 7th, 10th, and 12th. Material will be relatively cheap, and the money earned will go towards buying things for my current classroom. If you’re looking for 7th Grade Lesson Plans, they will be available for free download (limited time) on the TPT store.
I’ve tried to motivate my students in various ways throughout the years (here & here), but this was a little different. I decided to have a little fun with my 7th Graders. On Thursday, we brainstormed for ideas that would embarrass Mr. Sye (me) as well as motivate students if they met/exceeded a certain level on their upcoming state standardized tests. There were several outrageous suggestions, but the classes settled on having me change my hair color. On Friday, I gave each of my Literature classes the following announcement: Have you ever wanted to embarrass Mr. Sye? Here is your chance! Mr. Sye has agreed to bleach his facial hair blonde as well as what little hair he has on his scalp Of course, there is a catch. He has challenged his 7th Graders on their upcoming AIMS (Arizona’s Instrument for Measuring Standards) test. If 95% of 7th Graders either meet or exceed the state standards (Literature Assessment), it will happen at the beginning of next school year… Are you up for the challenge?