The need for funds is a long story, but know it would be going to our 3 Pre-K’s celebration on the last day of school. We’d like to buy a small spread of food and some resources for the kids to take home.
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I can’t pick one. So, I’ll give you three.
1. Document everything. Keep a list of meetings with parents and phone calls. Make photocopies of notes about serious behavior. Keep copies of newsletters, permission slips, etc.
2. If a parent gets verbally abusive or crosses a line, you have every right to end the meeting and reschedule it for a time that administration can attend.
3. Make time for yourself even if you are swamped and going to bed early because you are so tired. You will be no good to the kids if you don’t make time to take care of you.
I’m planning a Chicago trip this summer. I’ll likely go the last week of June or Mid-July. I will likely only be there a total of 3 days. One day will be for hanging out with one of my college best friends, one for my friend that student taught in England with me and one for Chicago area tumblr meet-up. I’d like a show of hands for who will be in Chicago around those times and would be interested in meeting up. I’ll be staying with my college buddy who lives near Wrigley Field. Any and all #education people would be welcome. I’ll probably ask JBIZZ or one of my college friends to name a good meet-up place where people can hear each other talk near where my friend lives. Unfortunately, JBizz will be in Europe, so you’ll have to settle for me and whoever else can come.
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Teachers take on a lot: in the classroom, in the school community, and outside school all together.
If you could take one thing off your plate to make your life less stressful, easier, more enjoyable, what would to be?
Would it be something in your curriculum that you feel doesn’t fit/work? Would be it an extra activity or responsibility? Would it be something outside of school completely that would free up your day?
My favorite thing, as of late, is showing the first 30 seconds of Wall-E, pausing it when the towers of trash come up, and asking the students how that single frame of the movie is a satire.
So. Many. Light bulbs.
It was wonderful.
What about you guys?
Thanks to the wonderful people of tumblr, we have the full content of starfall this year. I love it. I can use it to introduce letter clusters, math concepts, and practice how to write letters. I can use it as a whole group on the mimio or set it to a certain activity on the student computers. The kids love it. They are “getting” things faster and are so proud and excited about learning.
She has recently adopted a gluten-free diet and I would love to collect some geeky/pop culture/literary-referenced recipes that are gluten-free already or can be adapted to be gluten-free.
To get some ideas flowing, we’re teaching One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Kite Runner, Jane Eyre, Big Fish, In Cold Blood, myths (including Hercules, Gilgamesh, Ramayana) if you can think of anything. I will also be changing names for recipes to make them more literary-themed.
For example, I’m adapting a Lembas Bread recipe for her. I’m interested in multicultural recipes, desserts, breakfast, snacks — EVERYTHING! I’d also be willing to send out the completed cookbook file to anyone who wants it!
Hey, I’m a little late posting this. Annie has always been a good friend to me. If you can help her out, I’d appreciate it!