With Thanksgiving just behind us, there are still a lot of things to be thankful for at Lewisburg Middle School. I am very thankful to work at the #1 Middle School in the state for the second year in a row! I am also thankful for the administration, staff, students, and parents. It is truly a wonderful place to work at every day! The students (and teachers) at LMS are very competitive and I love every bit of it.
This year, to help motivate my students, I have created a display of their last years test scores. The display is outside my classroom, and it is a tree with monkeys on the different test score levels. The students are assigned a number so they are anonymous. My class is “Climbing to the top”. After each Case 21 the students will move their monkeys to the projected score that Case 21 predicts they will make. My hope is that the display will encourage the lower students to want to move up and if they get to move their monkey up, it will motivate them to work hard every day. It will also help my highest students to stay on top. I know that they do not want to move their monkey down a level and they will do whatever it takes to stay on top.
I am looking forward to see if my display will help my students stay focused on our goal of being number one again!
Danielle Evans – 7th Grade Math