No not the food. Thanks to “Free Technology for Teachers”. I have set my students up on the website Carrotsticks. I am a technology nut with a class set of laptops. Anything I can use that engages my students, and integrates technology is a win-win for me. I like this site because it provides my student with drills in subtraction, addition, division, and multiplication. My students LOVE it for so many reasons. The most important reason is that they can compete against each other, they love this. We had indoor recess today, and you know what they did? The majority of the class was on Carrotsticks Online Math Games. It has everything they love, an Avatar they create, competition, and points, lots of points!!!! It does what I need it to do, drill my students on Math, it can be accessed at home, and it’s safe. I am going to see if this helps improve their mathematical ability. The only drawback is that I have students playing at 9 p.m., when they should be in their beds! 🙂
“Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.”
A special Labor Day shout-out to all the teachers out there! On my day off, I will be working , trolling for new ideas, sharing, reading blogs and ideas shared by my PLN. Just like a teacher, always working, always learning, always thinking of new and innovative things we can do in our classrooms to promote learning!
I am very proud of my chosen career, and I know there are millions of us out there who feel the same way. Don’t let the naysayers who let test scores determine our worth, our value, bring you down, just keep doing what you do best, teach! So, to all those teachers who are a number of careers rolled into one every single day: social worker/psychologist/mother/father/custodian/secretary/artist/tech specialist… I could go on and on.
Happy Labor Day to you!
Very interesting article : The Teachers Are All Right — In These Times.