Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Dreaded Parent Phone Call

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Recently I changed my Consequence Chart. First check is a warning, second check is letter copying... Those stayed the same. Third check was originally phone call home, but has now become "Break Buddies" (owe me time at break) and fourth check changed from "Office" to "referral" (basically the same thing, but now I have the option to send them out or keep them in and write the referral later).

Why did I take phone call home off, you ask?

A couple reasons.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Preparing Little Humans

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Thought I'd share the sentiment.  The poster says it so well!
Saw this on Pinterest with a broken link. Tried to find the real site, but was unable to.
If you know the real source, please let me know! 

Dream Job: Wendy's!

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Now, we all get students complaining about what we teach, questioning the relevance, and coming up with ridiculous ways to get out of doing work...

I have a student who has been doing all of the above lately. And I thought I had set her straight with the "You're learning skills like following directions and formats, and problem solving" speech.

Today as we were working on creating foldables for Compare and Contrast Essay Formats, she said that she didn't need to do this and announced that her dream job was to work at Wendy's.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Paragraph Pessimism

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Woke up in a surprisingly good mood for a Monday after I messed with my sleep schedule. But teaching is tiring. Don't let anyone tell you different. If it's not tiring, you aren't really teaching. And now, it's only Monday and I'm already drained...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Yarn Letter

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I recently attended a birthday party for a 6 year old. I wracked my brain on what to get her. I usually get her art projects, but I know that they've been busy lately, and might not have time. I also wasn't sure what else a 6 year old would like. So I decided to make something for her wall!

Autumn Projects

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 I love Fall! It's my favorite season. However, living in California leaves me with a serious lack of awesome leaves.  

Hot Peppers... and other Vignettes.

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As my students were working on their warm up and writing in their agendas, I hear a disturbance coming from the right side of my classroom. Now, generally, when I hear my loudest girl's voice, a simple "quiet down" restores the peace. This is my best class.


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