Beth, I just wanted to tell you about my experience with your classroom economy, and your reading workshop tips also, as someone else mentioned it. I am in my 2nd year, my first year in 3rd grade. I was complimented by subs, the school counselor, specialists and others who had to work with my class. One sub is a former teacher herself and said she wants to be in the room at the beginning of the year because my kids are so independent and responsible and she wanted to know how I did it. I know it was what I learned from you, particularly the economy. The kids LOVED it and even my students who had a hard time sitting still did better with the reinforcement from the class store. My principal and vice principal gave me great evaluations. It was truly a successful year. Thanks for the help!!
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