Birthday There are so many little things teachers have to do. Often times the little things would normally be fun to complete, but during the busy school year, they don’t seem fun at all. They just seem like more things on the to-do list that take time away from the more important things like lesson planning, assessment, etc. Confusion = Conflict (and I mean this in a good way!) When telling a story, there are certain things that you need to have. Characters. A setting, or multiple settings. The Book Barn Where are we? To visit the Main Barn: From I-95: Take exit 72, for Rocky Neck State Park. At the end of ramp, turn left at traffic light. Proceed 2.1 miles and the shop will be on left. From I-395 or Route 9: Head South to I-95 and then follow the above steps.
Slow Down!!!! Slow down!!! That's exactly what I'd like to scream at July. I'm beginning to feel all sorts of nervous about how fast time is flying. My sweet little Drew and I went shopping for school supplies for Kindergarten y'all! NO WAY, can I have a baby going to KDG! Bucky the Badger prologue act one 1. Guess how many pushups Bucky had to do over the entire game. 2.
Blog Awards First off, don't forget about Cyber Monday & Tuesday sale on TpT! Everything in my store will be 20% off, plus with code CMT12, TpT is offering an additional 10% off! Click the image below to fill up your cart! Victoria & Tricia over at 2 Super Teachers and Alyssha at Teaching and Tapas The Slow Forty prologue act one 1. CURRENTLY, waiting, & RULE of THREE last night I was working on something and then POW I looked at the date and it said JULY 1 Oh My House Fly... I hadn't even thought of what I was going to do for the CURRENTLY this month... holy canoli thanks goodness I had made these freebies... for you Yeppers... as I was packing my classroom for the summer...
Practice Tests The Spring 2014 release consisted of Performance-Based Assessment tests in English Language Arts/Literacy and End-of-Year tests in mathematics. What's available: Grades 3–11 Performance-Based Assessment tests for ELA Grades 3–8 End-of-Year tests for mathematics Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II End-of-Year tests for mathematics Notes about scoring: The Spring 2014 release has scoring capability built into the tool. PARCC provides answer keys and rubrics. Scarecrows We had a lot of fun this week reading stories about Scarecrows, writing letters to the farmer, and creating our Scarecrows and crows. The students had to come up with a plan to help the farmer get rid of his pesky crows that keep eating his crops. Some students took it one step further and wrote back to the Scarecrows form the farmers point of view telling them why he hired them. We built schema and brainstormed our ideas on this tree map.
Debunking the Genius Myth Picture a “genius” — you’ll probably conjure an image of an Einstein-like character, an older man in a rumpled suit, disorganized and distracted even as he, almost accidentally, stumbles upon his next “big idea.” In truth, the acclaimed scientist actually said, “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” But the narrative around Einstein and a lot of accomplished geniuses — think Ben Franklin, the key and the bolt of lightning — tends to focus more on mind-blowing talent and less on the hard work behind the rise to success.
FREEBIES *Please be patient as this page loads.* *Santa's Stuck* Click the picture for download! There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t “I’m just not a math person.” We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably are a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career.