Ugh… Lunch count. I can never remember to do it. That and taking my attendance. Can’t there be a lunch count and attendance fairy that comes to my room each morning and does it for me? Can’t I just teach?!
Maybe I can hire a 6th grader to come do it for me. Yes, we have 6th graders at our elementary school. Don’t even get me started. Most of those 11 and 12 year olds should be no where near my precious 6 year olds. They are a different breed and bless all of you teachers out there who teach anything with raging hormones. Give me tying shoes and loose teeth and bandaids making everything all better any day.
I’m headed back to school tomorrow. I’ve been thoroughly trained during this last week of PD and my classroom is mostly ready. My lesson plans are written, copies are made, and books are ready. Everyone is in full on prep mode! I’ve been seeing a lot of thoughtful, reasonable, and well written blog posts out there about all the things you should or should not do in your classroom. But what kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t add my 2 cents into the mix? So here I go! :)
I have talked to numerous teachers to find out what they think every teacher should have. These teachers teach all over the US, have various levels of experience, and teach in a range of SES schools. It was fun talking to all kinds of teachers and seeing the things that they all had in common as far as necessities go!
Some of the things on this list are more student geared, but a lot of them are seriously sanity-savers for us teachers!
Here are the top 13 tools of the teaching trade that you should definitely have in your classroom!
I recently read an article about 10 things teachers want to say to parents, but can’t. It inspired me to write 4 things that teachers can say to parents. I believe that an open and honest relationship with parents is key. A good rapport between parents and teachers is one of the most important parts of a student’s education. Here are 4 things that I’d like parents to know about me as a teacher.
Hello sweet friends! I just wanted to share with you a quick and easy back to school gift that I actually made with stuff I already had in my house! I am going to give this little gift to my teammates, but you could give it to anyone in your school. If you are a parent, this would also be a great gift for your child’s teacher!
A fabulous group of first grade teachers are hosting an amazing back to school giveaway! We will be giving away FIVE $25 TpT gift cards for you to STOCK UP on all of your back to school essentials! :) And in case you haven’t already heard, this is just in time for the annual TpT Back to School SALE!
Use the rafflecopter on this page to enter to win one of our gift cards. The winners will receive their gift cards via e-mail on Sunday, August 2nd. Good luck!! :)
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