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The second post in this series will include some of my future plans for classroom procedures, record keeping, and family interactions. There is entirely so much to think about, even a year away from having my own classroom, that it’s nice to get some of my thoughts written down for future reference. Advertisements

I was told once by my Cooperative Teacher (CT) during student teaching that she often wrote the answers for certain students on tests. It wasn’t that she gave them the answer, but they dictated what they wanted to say. They struggled so much with hand-writing that in many cases the test became frustrating and overwhelming.  It wasn’t because they didn’t know the answers, but because they couldn’t write fast or accurately enough to be… Read More

Teacher:   _Julie Heffernan__ Subject/Lesson Title: __Food Pyramid___   Grade:   __1/2__  Curriculum Context/Rationale: The students have not yet had exposure to any nutrition related lessons so far this year. This will be the first of several lessons taught on nutritional needs. This is a Standards-driven, teacher-created lesson. Students might have had exposure in the past through adult influences outside of school or physical education classes. This lesson is important as it is a foundation… Read More

http://www.abcya.com Overview: ABCya! is a website that includes educational games for grades K-5. These games are separated first by grade level, then by subject category.  The categories are: letters, numbers, holiday, strategy, and skills. This is a free resource with many different game types and interests for students to choose from. Games can range from different types of bingo to typing racing games. It is an arcade style website with many options… Read More

Organized Classroom Not only does Organized Classroom have cost effective and clever ideas for setting up a classroom for success, but it also gives fun ideas such as creating gifts for volunteers and co-workers as well as classroom management tips.  As a pre-service teacher I am constantly searching for anything that is going to bring me ease in my upcoming first year as an elementary teacher.

From the time it first gained popularity and recognition, technology has snowballed into the massive piece of society it stands as today.  Even children as young as elementary school are carrying powerful computers in their pockets at most times.  They have learned to rely on technology in ways that past generations have struggled to grasp.  Without the technology, certain individuals even feel helpless and like a piece is missing.  That being said,… Read More