¿Qué hora es? I loved using these clocks from the Dollar Tree to practice telling time with my Spanish 1 students this semester ⏰ #teachersofinstagram
My daughter's writing prompt today 😂🐦🥚
I love this POP ART art lesson from @rainbow.art.teacher
!! I will definitely be doing this with my little ones!!😍❤️
Can we all just stop and appreciate @littlemissfiesta_
’s organized mini erasers? I sell mini erasers in my dojo store and my kids are ALWAYS buying them. Maybe I need to increase the price of them in my store 😂 but I’ll definitely have to organize my erasers this way cuz this is GOALS! 🙌🏼💗
#organization #minierasers #goals
Motivational Bitmojis pave the way to SATS success... (& add an extra minute per paper onto the time it takes to mark them 😅) #sats #bitmoji
O RLY? DEF HAVEN’T TRIED THAT YET. 🙄
It's student teacher takeover! That means my student teachers are full time planning and teaching for four weeks and I'm sitting at my desk... a lot. I love watching this final part of their teacher development that I'm backstage for. Graduation is looming and I'll take my seat in the audience for their next steps. 😢❤ So proud of my ladies, and so fortunate to play a role.
Our preschool lessons for today! Diana learned about letter L and stamped her "L is for Letters" craft. 😄 She also worked on counting and pattern recognition with some fun snacks! 💕 #preschool #prek
So I got this marble contraption that someone had made when our teacher store was going out of business. I didn’t know when I would use it for but I knew I wanted it. Today we practiced making groups of five with tally marks and practicing the /oo/ sound. I taught the kids how to shoot a marble and the had to read the word the marble went through. The number at the top told them how many tally marks they earned. My students love this and they are so many different ways to use this contraction. I could put numbers on it and the kids could add and subtract. The possibilities are endless.
Another homemade activity. Grab some spoons. Capitals on white spoons, lowercase on clear spoons. Match together. Easy peasy 🍋 squeezy!
Tarde de números, allá vamos!
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Couldn’t have said it better. 💜
From the wonderful Stephen Covey.
Reducing the breadth of a child’s talents to their results on tests measuring one sort of intelligence is so extremely limiting and is such a disservice to our children.
Divergent, lateral thinking, (which isn’t always measured on standardised tests) is what causes creativity to thrive and makes businesses successful. Yet it is often undervalued in traditional education.
If we place equal importance on critical thinking, creativity and communication skills, we can and will go far.
I do not believe in censorship. I believe in letting students choose for themselves what they would like to read. I do believe in students being made aware of what might be outside their comfort levels. .
I teach in a religious and conservative area. This means I have a wide range of comfort levels for my students. Some are able to handle the content from books like Speak or Fault in Our Stars. Others tell me they can't read a book because it says the words "hell" or "damn." This is especially true because I teach 7th graders. They are starting to be more comfortable with questioning the world, but they also still may not be fully ready.
So how do I level my class library texts by content so students can make the choice for themselves? I put a star sticker on the books with content that could make them uncomfortable. I call them "PG-13" books. That way those who are ready for that book can read it freely, and those that aren't ready can choose a book within their comfort zone.
Wait, wait, wait. You’re telling me it’s only TUESDAY?!?! 😩
What’s your favorite Tuesday-that-should-be-a-Friday pick me up??
You’re not stuck. Promise. I can help you see a career outside of the classroom. You are so much more than “just a teacher”. You are a professional with a unique skill set. Follow @educationexitstrategy
as we show you how to squeeze those lemons so life can be sweet (and a little tangy) again. Tag a teacher pal who may be wanting a change of pace!
Helpful list of some essential formulae and definitions for those revising for examinations! Part two is in the works for Mensuration, Geometry and Statistics.
Pond Habitat Invite-To-Play!
This tray goes well with the Spring theme, or Frog and Chick Life Cycle. To see how I created this Invite-To-Play tray and where I got the resources, check out Link in Bio for Sunshine Friends Blog!
One of the questions tonight for #cathyandritagolive
is about our strengths and weaknesses as a teacher from @ourcreativeclassroom
One of my struggles in Malaysia has definitely been marking. .
For those who don’t know, my first 5 years teaching were in KS2. When I came to Malaysia I found my true love in Year 1 but it has also been a bit of a journey. I mean, I love singing, dancing and getting my Disney on but I’ve had to work real hard at my subject knowledge and how I adapt my skillset to an appropriate level.
I have finally found a system that works CAN I GET AN AMEN.
Hugely influenced by @misslearningbee
who has been sharing her writing support and is always helping me out! .
And the best part? There is no marking after the lesson. Nope. None.
Here are some things I have put in place.
1. Lower ability group use a writing scaffold that they go through orally.
2. Writing is built up over a 2 week process. The vocabulary and content is explored through a number of ways including drama, shared writing, art etc so the actual writing is already apart of their life and that stress is eliminated.
3.Making a BIG deal of writing. Literally they all cheer now when it is writing day. I get very dramatic. There are Dojo points left right and centre. Children are chosen to show the head their work. It’s kind of a big deal. Flamingo of the week is chosen through writing.
4. Marking keys so they can improve their work independently.
5. Building an understanding of independence. Generating a culture through this. I play my writing playlist. Everyone is focused. I can go around and mark.
6. Same resources every time. Children always have word mats and graphemes charts so they know what to do if they’re stuck.
7. Have a challenge ready that doesn’t bother me. 😂 Children read their writing to their parents through their @classdojo
portfolio when they are finished. They know how to do this so I don’t have to faff!
7. Use of post it’s when children need a clear next step or to note down feedback given.
8. ‘Show me’ app is also used for the Low ability children so they can record their sentences before they write. .