Writing my way through the school year!

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Beginning of the School Year Activities!

It’s that time.

I’m sad summer is over, but, I am excited at the start of a new year!:)

Besides some of the typical activities I use every year, (e.g”Getting to Know You” Bingo), here are some new activities I will be using.

Two of the ideas I got from Matt Bergman’s blog, “Learn, Lead, Grow.” He created a Google Slides of class expectations and had the class work in groups to complete them. Can you say “student ownership?” I added some of my own expectations that I want them to work on. When they are done, I will print the slides, put them on posterboard and hang up our rules. (I must have rules posted in my classroom.)… READ MORE

Happy New Year: An Educator’s Resolutions!

 

Have a Wonderful 2014!

 I resolve to:

  1. treat all students fairly, regardless of race, gender, age, behavior, a parent’s nasty attitude, the comments from last year’s teachers, or seemingly lack of interest in learning
  2. continue to follow Rita Pierson’s advice, and be a champion for my students
  3. to realize that all children can learn, but not always at the same pace
  4. stop using sarcasm as a disciplinary tool, no matter how effective it may seem. READ MORE…

 

Happy New (School) Year! I Resolve…

Have a wonderful 2013-2014!

 I resolve to:

  1. treat all students fairly, regardless of race, gender, age, behavior, a parent’s nasty attitude, the comments from last year’s teachers, or seemingly lack of interest in learning
  2. to realize that all children can learn, but not always at the same pace
  3. stop using sarcasm as a disciplinary tool, no matter how effective it may seem. READ MORE…

Beginning of the Year Student and Parent Questionnaires using Google Forms!

 

I got the idea to create student and parent surveys from a teacher on Twitter a few years ago. I used to create them on paper, and then I was introduced to Google forms. Love it! READ MORE

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