Wow...guess I was really enjoying the break! I haven't posted in a while. I've been surfing through all the fun linkies, reading your Currentlys, and seeing what's going on in your classrooms in the New Year. Still adjusting to the Kindle Fire my husband gave me for Christmas. Any blogging tips for tablets are much appreciated! I'm still new to blogging and resolve to share more ideas/tips/resources this year!
I stumbled across a project from my high school English class (I kept everything from my school days!) and was inspired to alter it a bit for my 5th graders. Since we are studying Revolutionary War, I thought it would be fun to create a class almanac with Benjamin Franklin quotes, a la "Poor Richard." Students used our grade level's iPad to selected their quote from a site I bookmarked. They cut photos from magazines that really illustrated the point. I displayed a few on the bulletin board before laminating and binding into a class book.
A few of my favorites:
"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn."
A girl after her teacher's heart : )
"The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it.
You have to catch up with it yourself."
So proud...one of my strugglers!!
"We are all born ignorant, but one must work to remain stupid."
Popular quote with my class, but this student picked it first.
And I'm fashionably late to Farley's Currently party!
Listening: LOVE college football bowl season. My Hokies won!
It wasn't pretty, but a good end to a bad season.
I almost added listening to my Madonna CD. Hubby got one for me as a stocking stuffer.
Rockin' out on the morning drive to work!
Loving: Kindle Fire. Enough said.
Thinking: about changing grade levels. Am I crazy? Probably so.
I think I need a change, but am always too scared. See OLW below.
Wanting and Needing: self explanatory. Also can't wait for my new boots to arrive.
I had to think about this one carefully. No, I'm not a liar!
I want to be true to my deep-down teacher self.
I feel like I'm getting burned out and I don't want to ever feel like that about teaching.
I love my job. I love teaching kids new, interesting things. I love when they finally get it.
I love being creative in the classroom.
I love being outdoors for recess just about every day. Seriously, what other professions can do that?
Maybe I need a challenge, a change, a chance to grow?
Be truthful with my expectations of myself.
I stress over my house being clean or doing everything right as a parent.
Don't sweat the small stuff and enjoy my little boy!
I want to stand up for The truth, as in God's truth.
I need to step back and let Him lead me.