student teaching

My first award!

Well I have tons to talk about but if you don’t have time just read #1 (hopefully it will provide your daily entertainment!) 1. Kid-ism – my students have come up with some dandies (spelling?) this week!  I use this term for those things the kids write/say that I find pretty fun.  You have to…

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Science and Celebration!!!

This week has been AWESOME….crazy, but awesome! October has got to be the craziest month so far, do you agree? Meetings, Parent/Teacher conferences, PD….for some reason everything seems chaotic when it should be calming down.  I’ll share Top 4 from this week, definitely don’t want to miss this!  1. I made this for tricky Irregular…

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This Week’s Top 5!

I’ve been a horrible blogger….I know!  Life just gets in the way sometimes!  I’ll give you another top 5 from this last week  of updates/awesomeness that has been happening in our classroom! 1. Validation- We took our quiz over our reading focus this week (plot) and WE GOT IT! I love the feeling of teaching them…

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Author Celebration! with a FREEBIE

We had our very first author celebration this Friday!   We had special snacks,  celebrated our authors, read a special encouraging poem,  and “Cheers”ed!   It was definitely one of the most memorable times so far! I created this packet because of all the AWESOME ways there are to get students engaged and SO EXCITED…

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My Top 5 of the Week

I guess these are more realizations but I think it’s a great way to document and remember student teaching along with giving other people advice or ideas (hopefully 😉 So onto the Top 5 for the week: 1.  Kidism- so we were studying the pledge of allegiance then at math one of the next few…

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My Absolute Favorite Brain Break

Ok so we’ve been doing brain breaks and I LOVE them!  They give the kids time to move especially in our huge 2.5 hour time after lunch until specials.  Well my teacher did this one today and I was so excited and dancing right along with it! SO MUCH FUN!!!! Check it out!  The students…

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Week 2 and Contraction Game

Week 2 finished!  Finally getting used to some kind of schedule- albeit that does not mean I’m still not SO tired all the time and may or may not be going to bed at 9 o’clock just so I can stay awake all day. I’ll do my Top 5 from this week (I think you’re…

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First Week Down! and Open House FREEBIE

Notice how I said….first week down! I was so busy I didn’t even get to post after my first day 🙁 As a student teacher, I’m sure I have a unique perspective on the world of education.  Unlike many new teachers, I was completely un-nervous about the first day, even though my teacher definitely was.…

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First Day

First official day of student teaching……..meetings.  District meetings with Drumlines, videos, speakers- overwhelming!  Luckily my cooperating teacher was there for all of it and to explain everything! Onto lunch (yay!) with the school, sitting across from the principal and getting to know the staff better was definitely a PLUS.   All the papers from staff…

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