Obama and Mama Drama
Updating the calendar in K on Tuesday and someone asked who MLK Jr. was. Student 1, “King Jr. Is my dad!” Student 2: “Well, Obama is MY dad.” Student 3: “Yeah, well my Mama is drama!” (while shaking hands in the air). Go team.
Nothing like getting a 5 am phone call telling you...
The absolute worst, angry feeling ever.
1st grade friend couldn’t remember my name and started to call me Mrs. Gray. He said my name so often that the entire class and the other sub in the room began calling me Mrs. Gray, too, because they thought they had my real name wrong. That’s fine.
novicephoenix: Sometimes being brave is just getting up, getting dressed and going.
After Wikipedia blackrout (sic), somewhere, a student today is doing original...– Jonathan Lamy, RIAA’s Senior Vice President of Communications, regarding Wikipedia’s blackout in protest of SOPA and PIPA. He later deleted the tweet. (via officialssay) It’s sad bc he almost had a point regarding students today using actual reference materials other than the Internet.
Today I practiced letter writing with some 2nd grade friends. We were practicing the placement of the five parts of a letter: date, greeting, body, closing, and signature. I set up an empty form and picked out to whom the letter would be sent. The class decided what my letter would say: ...
MLK Jr. and Second Graders
I subbed in a second grade classroom today and ended our afternoon with a picture book of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. At the end of the story, I noticed one little girl in the front is visibly upset. When I ask her why she says, ” Student K (sitting behind her) said that if this was back in Martin Luther King Jr. times, some people wouldn’t be in this classroom right now and I...
It’s easy to right off some teenage behavior as “cries for attention”, but...– Girl With A Lesson Plan, “It Makes Me Very Sad”
There is nothing better for your self esteem than hanging out in kindergarten. I have been told that I look beautiful today seven times.
The Georgie Teacher Debacle →
What do you think, should teachers involved be fired?
New Hampshire Lawmakers Pass Law Allowing Parental... →
girlwithalessonplan: allisonunsupervised: iamlittlei: world-shaker: So is the Tea Party perspective to let parents object to any factual content they find to be inconvenient? This type of nonsense is ridiculous. The Tea Party dominated New Hampshire Legislature on Wednesday overrode the governor’s veto to enact a new law allowing parents to object to any part of the school curriculum. ...
Miss S! I just can’t read this book. My lisp is making me laugh when I try...– A giggling first grade friend during guided reading. No one else was laughing at her or with her.
'Tis the season for....the stomach flu
I spent the whole day in first grade today (obviously loving every minute of it). Over the course of the day I sent four, yea you heard that right, kids home for the stomach flu. There were also two more with symptoms, but it was late in the school day to send them home. While at lunch with the other first and kindergarten teachers, I was told that the stomach flu had been creeping up the hallway...
Don’t wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you...– Www.toneitup.com
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...