Elementary Education Majors & Interns' Journal
Monday, September 3, 2012
I am teaching 3rd grade math this year and looking to build a math library. I checked online for math booksets. There are some good ones but I cannot afford them. Anyone knows where I can get used math booksets? I went to several thrift stores but no lucks so far.
Thanks in advance!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
On Monday of next week, I have to do a 3-5 minute presentation on any subject. I thought I would do a Power Point on the pros of having Ipads or MacBooks for each student. It seems like it is heading that way in the area of where I live.
Please let me know if the students have Ipads or MacBooks in your area and the advantages.
For those who do not have Ipads or MacBooks for the students, can you help me with reasons why you feel it might be a good idea?
Lastly, your opinion matters, but if you have any supporting links, I would greatly appreciate if you included them in your comments.
Friday, January 28, 2011
I'm a director and a teacher at a daycare/preschool. I was wondering if anyone has an idea on where I can get a good quality CHEAP curriculum. I'm very familiar with Creative Curriculum. We are a newer center and I'm trying to get NAEYC accredited. I hope someone can help us! Thanks so much!
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Saturday, November 27, 2010
Any ideas for a hands-on lesson that discusses ecosystems?
Saturday, January 16, 2010
I'm struggling with finding an interactive Science lesson for my third graders on mechanical energy that deals with explaining potential and kinetic energy. Any ideas?!?!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Hi everybody! I just joined this group so I thought I would introduce myself. My name is Julie and I live in Chicago Illinois. I just graduated from Columbia College with a BFA in Painting and Photography concentration. Im now doing my fisrt quarter at DePaul University for an MA in Elementary Education. I dont plan on teaching art but there are a couple of Art based schools in the area. Im also really interested in Montessori but still dont know very much about it. Im currently doing observation hours at a small private "arts academy" Im new to the major but so excited! If anyone has any information, links, tips, or stories that they think would help me out I would be greatful! and I am looking forward to being a part of this group!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I am a recent grad and am certified K -6. I AM STILL JOBLESS IN CHARLOTTE, NC. I am really sad that there is so little out there! What are the rest of you who are in my shoes doing? Does anyone have any sugguestions as to what I should do? :(
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I'm doing some research for my graduate program on teaching in a bad economy. We're focusing on what to do if you don't find a full-time teaching job - mostly subbing. i'm writing a section on ways to supplement your income as a substitute teacher if, like many subs, you aren't getting enough shifts. If you've subbed in the past or currently subbing, what other types of gigs have you taken to make ends meet? I'd particularly like to hear about things you've done that have involved children or stuff that has enhanced your resume!
Thanks in advance!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This was sent to me in an email:
We who have taught, or love children who have been taught, know this is funny!
From the diary of a Pre- School Teacher:
My five-year old students are learning to read.
Yesterday one of them pointed at a picture in a zoo book and said, "Look at this! It's a frickin' elephant!"
I took a deep breath, then asked..."What did you call it?"
"It's a frickin' elephant! It says so on the picture!"
And so it does...
" A f r i c a n Elephant "
Hooked on phonics! Ain't it wonderful?
Now that's funny, I don't care who you are.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
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Monday, February 9, 2009
If you had a paraeducator in your classroom, what types of jobs/responsibilities would you assign to you paraeducator as a special education teacher and )as a general education teacher in an inclusion setting?
What management style would you use in working with a paraeducator? What types of questions would you ask if you were interviewing a paraeducator to work in your classroom and why?
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Does anyone have any hands-on lessons to teach Second Graders Newton's Third Law of Motion: Newton’s Third Law of Motion: For every action there is an equal and opposite re-action.
I'm stumped about this one...Thank you!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
is anyone here a member of lessonplanet.com? it's $30 a year to be a member and i'm student-teaching right now so i'm totally broke and am wondering how good it is. i looked through the short lesson descriptions and there seemed to be a lot of ideas i'd like to use...
Sunday, November 9, 2008
I was recently at a Professional Development workshop and one of the teachers mentioned in passing about how you can borrow Foss kits from Foss as long as you make sure all of the supplies are still there. Does anyone know about this or have any information about it?
Thursday, October 9, 2008
so i have a new student and he's new to the country and does not know any enlgish. he's in the middle years 6-8.
let me clarify, he can say the alphabet and name a few objects and that's about it.
where do i start with him?
sounds? phoneme work? alphabet books? or making alphabet books?
do i read books aloud to him? I know dual language books would be helpful, but how can he respond to it if he doesn't know the words to use?
seems like a catch 22 to me.
use read aloud books on a tape casseettte?
but how do i get him started on writing? he wants to write, but when given the chance writes very little.
doesn't like copying things either.
how to learn how to read and write and communicate in awhole new language.
I've given his teacher some scribed work for him to work on like a journal.. with a very simple format and then some books for him to make.. but that's about it.
i know that i can't teach language seperately and that it has to be in context.
thankfully, i have a dual language dictionary.. it will come in usueful.. somewhat anywyas.
i just need to get organized and have a good flow / program
days for writing
days for reading
and days for oral communication
Thursday, September 25, 2008
So today I was offered a 2nd grade teaching position that will start on Monday. I'm feeling quite overwhelmed...what are some things that I should def. have ready for my first day with the kids?
Your help, advice, and tips will be GREATLY appreciated!!!
Monday, September 8, 2008
I know there is a website that can help me with translation from English to Russian, but in transliteration so I could read it. I have a Russian child that has limited English. Could someone help me find a website or help me with basic words to say in Russian; such as:
Write letter (s)
Write number (s)
Listen to the teacher
Eyes on Me
Hands to Self
Hands to Side
Raise quiet hand
Thank you so much for your help
Xposted to a few teacher sites
I caught this radio program and it brought me back to my EdFon class discussion of Blackboard Jungle vs Freedom Writers but goes into more depth into the whole genre of teachers movies. Interesting listen if you are in the teaching field or enjoy film discussions.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Quick - your favorite professional text about teaching reading and/or writing in elementary grades.
Strategies that Work
Reading With Meaning
I'm looking for possible book club selections and am coming up with titles that sound good but I've only read the online blurb about them. Thanks!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Hi, I just got an ESL position which is English as a Second language.
I've never taught it and i don't know what to do on the first day. although i do have the qualification for it. i've mostly been in special education classes. and i think its easier than i think it is but i'm making it hard for myself by thinking about it.
*** I have to make up my own schedule and schedule it around the other grade 6,7, and 8 teachers. any suggestions? i know this is usually a leadership role..but i'm not quite sure how to start this year off. any suggestions for programing for esl? any suggestions for assessments for the beginning of the year? i don't even know how to use our esl program that updates students..
what should i be looking for in their osr's? ontario student records? or files? any other thoughts or ideas would be welcomed and very much appreciated.
I'm pulling my hair out. i don't know how to start the first day or what to do on the first day. or what classes i will be seeing. i have to organize all this myself. i'll be in the school this thursday but wont have any access to student information or anything b/c i'm not set up yet.
I will not be in a classroom. I will probably pull the kids out.. what do i do? do you team teach?
***my principle has asked me to make up a letter for the parents and i don't know what to write in this letter.. i don't know if its a welcome letter.. or an introductory letter about my program or what to expect as a new student to the school or the country. or if it should be about community resources..and such. any suggestions?
***my principle also asked me if i would feel comfortable presenting to the staff as it is a mix of new and old teachers and many don't know anything about teach english language learners.. ell or esl its all quite the same and quite different.. but whatever. any ideas or resources that i could refer to?
how would you create an interesting or interactive seminar for your peers? any advice for a new teacher?
i know i would probably be responsible for programing for language arts and then making modifications or accomodations for the others subjects such as science, math and social studies. any ideas or resources would be great.
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