Tag Archives: Teaching

Be Careful What You Wish For

The last week of school before winter break can be a tough one if you are a school teacher.  Most the students are excited about the upcoming holidays and the time off school.  There is a sense of waiting that … Continue reading

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The Tail of the Dog

My first two years of teaching, I worked with a population that was overwhelmingly high-needs.  The entire district was Title I, meaning that greater than 95% (I don’t know the exact percentage, but it was in the high nineties) qualified … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Honey Bun

Tomorrow is the first day back to school.  Last night I was talking to Husband about how I will once again make the shift from the title of “mom” to that of “Mrs. M…” as I step back into the … Continue reading

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Eating your Fractions

To keep their brains in somewhat of a school mode, I conduct a summer school of sorts at our dining room table.  Monday through Thursday for an hour or two in the morning the boys work on maintaining their reading, … Continue reading

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The Evil Tables

In my classroom there are 31 students.  We have seven groups of tables, four groups of four and three groups of five.  At various times of the day, I call certain tables to come to turn in papers, come to … Continue reading

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See You Tomorrow!

At work today, I had after school bus duty.  This basically consists of standing by the buses as the kiddos head out for the day and reminding them to walk, not run, to their bus.  As two fourth grade girls … Continue reading

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John Glenn’s Face

Today in class my students partner read a passage about John Glenn and then answered questions involving problems and solutions. As I was walked around listening to them read and answer the questions, I noticed a girl and her partner … Continue reading

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My Classroom Door

This morning the outside of my classroom door looked like this: It is awesome and I love it.  The parent organization at my school is apparently pretty amazing and organized to have done this not just to my door, but … Continue reading

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How do you Plot Your Lions?

In our classroom, we have been working on data collection and graphing.  We have spent time using tally charts, frequency charts, pictographs, picture graphs (also referred to as scaled picture graphs, just to make life more confusing), bar graphs, and … Continue reading

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Bad Joke

In my classroom, we end our day with about ten minutes of a share, telling, or joke.  There is a sign-up list the students use to maintain some order in the process.  Many of the students lately have gotten into … Continue reading

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