Whomp, whomp. Summer is over. And with it goes the fancy summer reading programs at libraries. Now, reading isn’t just for fun, it’s for learning.
In case you are not already excited enough to welcome new students to your room, new souls to the education experience, let me remind you about a remarkable educator: Donovan Livingston
At this stage in the game, almost ever single elementary school (or at least the ones that I have taught in) have “Meet the Teacher Day” right before Back to School. Go.
AHHHH! It’s August! When did this happen? And where did summer go?
Getting the kids dressed, fed, and out the door in a reasonable time can be tough, especially when you and your spouse also need to prep for the work day. However, there are definitely ways to optimize your morning routine.
Find out how with my best school day morning routine, parents edition!
Time is tight for everyone, but especially for busy parents. I know, I am one! But we should all try to make an effort to be involved with your child’s school and classroom as often as possible. Why? Well, let me tell you all about it!
Your kid: a)puked last night, b)puked this morning, c)had the runs in the last 24 hours, d)has pink eye, e)is running a fever over 100ºF, or f)has a serious case of the sniffles, a sore throat, or a crazy cough.
Gosh! Don’t they know they don’t have time to be sick! You’ve got stuff do to!
There are as many classroom management techniques out there as there are teachers.
Ok, so this might be a bit of an overstatement, but it is pretty close. Every teacher has her own particular style of classroom management. Sure, there are a few major types, but each teacher makes it his or her own.
Kids are curious creatures. They like to test the boundaries and see what they can find out and get away with.
By now, you have been inundated with the endless papers that your child brings home. From soccer signups to classroom newsletters to homework, there are dozens of things that need your eyes.
Teachers, dear teachers, we send home papers. We send them home daily. Homework, tests, classwork, permission slips, sports sign-ups, and the other reams of notifications that “must” go home. They overwhelm parents with lists, and bullets, and due dates. May I make an appeal?
Every student wants to be in her class, and every teacher wants to actually be her, complete with pet iguana and magic bus.
Parents, you’ve been there: your kid is struggling over homework almost every night. Or he comes home and says that he did “nothing” all day. Or you are just not sure that she is getting what she needs from instruction. Or any one of a laundry list of other issues that might arise during the […]
It’s here! Time to slurp up last ice cream cones, pull out those fresh new clothes and silently mourn the end of summer. Or maybe cheer if you have been entertaining the kids ALL SUMMER LONG. There are only so many times a parent can hear “I’m bored” before she goes insane.
Lock down drill day It is my hands down least favorite day of the year. It terrifies me. More than the day after Halloween, the day before Winter Vacation, or a full moon. Combined. It terrifies me to think about losing a student, a child, a person I love. It scares me that I would […]