Being a teacher and having a social life is tough..! I know other jobs are more taxing with needing last-minute assignments and staying up late. But having to get up at 6 and not taking a nap after the school … Continue reading Teaching is tiring (DAY 8/31 March SOL)
“Conjunction junction, what’s your function?” click to listen! “A verb is a word, it’s an action word. If you can do it, then you do it. If you do it, it’s a verb.” click to listen! “It’s all about AAAWWUBBIS!” click … Continue reading Singing songs so it sticks! (DAY 5/31 March SOL)
Most teachers dread coming back to school after Winter Break – the kids will be unfocused, chatty, and your own motivation is a goner. I can admit that I was nervous and exhausted when Tuesday came around. But this week … Continue reading Work Wednesday: Back after Break
Last week, the fifth grade went to a park made for children with disabilities. It had play equipment that tailored to wheelchairs, autism, and other sensory needs. We paired our students with a special education school to let them play … Continue reading Work Wednesday: Unforgettable Field Trip
Students should have a say Students should have a say Management Rewards Students should have a say Techniques Punishments Students should have a say Suggestions Respect Social Emotional Learning Anonymous Open Session Students should have a say Continue reading Work Wednesday: Benefit of Brand New Ideas
You might think teaching at a public school is insane, while private school educators enjoy their days with ease……… ?! Well, from experience, this is not necessarily true. Yes public schools deal with more funding issues and often less guidance … Continue reading WORK WEDNESDAY! When Private goes Public
I realized that I haven’t posted about work since middle of September 😮 I am not purposely doing this, but on Wednesdays, I am particularly exhausted because the week in halfway complete. And I often forget to blog since I am … Continue reading What’s new with WORK?
I know it isn’t Wednesday, which means I shouldn’t be writing about work – but I was pretty busy this week with lesson planning. I am making up some of the posts that I would’ve written during the week.. I … Continue reading How to handle hardship
Today, I successfully taught my first lesson for the fifth graders 😀 Since it is the first week of school (second day just ended :o), the 5th grade team and I have decided to not start full-blown teaching until the … Continue reading (Work Wednesday) Building Bookmarks was a BLAST!
We had a writing workshop this week and learned all about Lucy Calkins’ curriculum – it was interesting and mostly things I didn’t know. I took a course about Lucy Calkins, but never fully used her curriculum. I am excited … Continue reading (Work Wed.) The World of writing!