With the use of a stuffed cow, I was able to get some of the best behavior out of my students. It was simple, really. I placed the stuffed cow on a shelf and told the students that Vic was watching and trying to decide which student he would like to tell his stories to. See Vic La Vache was a world traveling who had been many places and loved to tell children about those places. Then, when I caught students being good, I gave out raffle tickets. These raffle tickets went into a jar and each Friday I took out a ticket. If the student's name was drawn, they got to take home Vic and his binder which was full of Blank Vic La Vache Writing Page. Over the weekend, students were to write down a story that Vic told them and then on Monday Vic got to sit with them all day. At the end of the day, they shared Vic's story with the class. It was amazing how well behaved my students would be for the chance to hang out with Vic all weekend! Feel free to use this strategy and grab Vic's writing pages from my blog - Raki's Rad Resources.
Vic La Vache - Writing and Classroom Management Combined
Educator, blogger, mom, fulltime RVer. As an educator, Heidi has taught 1st through 5th grade in both US and UK curriculum, as well as teaching all grade levels in the computer lab at a Title I school in Georgia, USA. Heidi has taught in the US and Morocco, both with high ELL populations and has even spent a few years homeschooling her own three sons in a multilingual program. She shares the knowledge and insight she has gained from her diverse teaching career on the teaching blog Raki's Rad Resources.
Starting in 2014, Heid moved her family of 5 moved into their RV to make adventuring a bigger part of their lives. You can follow that adventure at RVing with the Raki's.