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Things I Saw in Middle School Today
Today I had my first teacher adventure into middle school. As a music teacher. Here are a few exciting things that I discovered over the course of the day: 1. Boys wear baby pink Christmas sweaters accented with pearls and tinsel (wow, rock it!). 2. 5th graders can get lip/chin piercings (geniune surprise there..). 3. Even the nerdy boys wear skinny jeans (fashion forward, I’m...
You Spelled What?!
One of the spelling center activities today used a cookie sheet and magnetic letters to practice spelling Dolch words. One little, very well-behaved cherub was a spelling rockstar and worked diligently through the Dolch word list independently. Believing that he was fine, I continued my circulation around the room to ensure the other students were all set. Fast forward three minutes later and...
And the Teacher of the Year Award goes to...... →
I saw the title of this article and I thought it was a joke. Fast forward a few minutes later and I am now trying not to become irate and secretly still hoping this is a joke. With all of the standards, evaluations, and general requirements of the education system that teachers face every day, how is this possible? All of those wonderful, desreving teachers grouped with two musical performers...