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classroomcollective:

teaching-everydayisdifferent:

ferrarisenglishworld:

beckieteaches:

novelnovice:

My first day of school info sheet. Ignore the fact that I added the wrong school year 2 minutes ago.
Edit: Here’s the Dropbox link.
Download and customize at your leisure. 

I have been looking for one of these!  Thankyouthankyou.

Great activity for the first day of school!

I made a Facebook template once…this is better.

Facebook back to school template

classroomcollective:

teaching-everydayisdifferent:

ferrarisenglishworld:

beckieteaches:

novelnovice:

My first day of school info sheet. Ignore the fact that I added the wrong school year 2 minutes ago.

Edit: Here’s the Dropbox link.

Download and customize at your leisure. 

I have been looking for one of these!  Thankyouthankyou.

Great activity for the first day of school!

I made a Facebook template once…this is better.

Facebook back to school template

(Source: hipsterenglishteacher)

June92013

Today is a follow your own rules #education dare day

teamteachers:

Ask questions about anything.  Make up some real dares.  Put something in the ask hole of an old favorite (favourite) or someone you’ve never interacted with.  

I have decided not to return to the classroom next year. I’m tired of the struggle and trying to balance what has to happen with what the children really need. Why am I testing children with I.Q.’s below 70. I want to have more of an impact on children. I will keep my license current and am building a tutoring business. I also will work full time as an intensive home counselor; I already do this part-time. My ultimate job would be to get on staff at a college in a remediation position to utilize my exceptional education certification.

All this to say, any suggestions on how to get onto the college level would be welcomed.

#education dare day

1PM
June72013
mixedupdays:

Last night was my school’s Author’s Fair! This is the first time we’ve done one, and it was way, way more successful than I think anyone expected. The place was packed! I wish I’d thought to get some pictures before the crowds arrived, as the tables and tables of student writing looked so cool.
Every student in the school had a piece of writing on display, with a little “comment book” next to it. I helped set up, and it was a challenge to get everything displayed, especially as the event coordinator assumed “piece of writing” meant an 8x11 piece of paper but instead we got everything from the giant posters from first grade (the writing was on the back) to hand-sewn bound books, to writing in the shape of hands. It all worked out eventually, and personally I thought the variety of shapes and sizes was wonderful.
Parents and family were encouraged to wander around, read, and take some time to write comments in the little booklets. We even had posters with sentence starters for compliments, in an effort to get more than a bunch of “good job” type comments. I walked around with the intent of filling up some books that might not get many comments, but I didn’t find many at all. Most books were already full only halfway through the event! I was so pleased to see people not just checking out their own student’s work but taking the time to read other things and write a quick note. (I did see some parents only writing in their own student’s book and then immediately leaving, but hey, the fact that they came and participated at all is wonderful.)
I was actually really annoyed when this event was announced, because it was yet another thing on my already-full plate at the end of the year. But wow, it was awesome. From the comments made to me and those I overheard, the parents thought it was amazing, too. I hope we make this an annual event from now on!

Using the comment booklets is a great idea.

mixedupdays:

Last night was my school’s Author’s Fair! This is the first time we’ve done one, and it was way, way more successful than I think anyone expected. The place was packed! I wish I’d thought to get some pictures before the crowds arrived, as the tables and tables of student writing looked so cool.

Every student in the school had a piece of writing on display, with a little “comment book” next to it. I helped set up, and it was a challenge to get everything displayed, especially as the event coordinator assumed “piece of writing” meant an 8x11 piece of paper but instead we got everything from the giant posters from first grade (the writing was on the back) to hand-sewn bound books, to writing in the shape of hands. It all worked out eventually, and personally I thought the variety of shapes and sizes was wonderful.

Parents and family were encouraged to wander around, read, and take some time to write comments in the little booklets. We even had posters with sentence starters for compliments, in an effort to get more than a bunch of “good job” type comments. I walked around with the intent of filling up some books that might not get many comments, but I didn’t find many at all. Most books were already full only halfway through the event! I was so pleased to see people not just checking out their own student’s work but taking the time to read other things and write a quick note. (I did see some parents only writing in their own student’s book and then immediately leaving, but hey, the fact that they came and participated at all is wonderful.)

I was actually really annoyed when this event was announced, because it was yet another thing on my already-full plate at the end of the year. But wow, it was awesome. From the comments made to me and those I overheard, the parents thought it was amazing, too. I hope we make this an annual event from now on!

Using the comment booklets is a great idea.

April282013
4PM

Teachers! Question!

insidemelookingout:

What would be a good gift to get a newly graduated elementary school teacher? 

I am stumped and I am also not rich. 

Help! 

Basic supplies such as pens/stickies all colors. Maybe some children’s literature to start a classroom library. All other ideas are welcomed!

(via insidemelookingout-deactivated2)

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