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Ponderings

Thoughts from the first days of school…
1. Why does it seem that teenage boys cannot keep their shirts tucked in? I have seen students tuck in their shirts when asked, then not a half a minute later untuck it… and the process repeats.
2. Why do teenage boys seem to want pants that are about 10 inches to big around the waist?
3. I dont understand the word goochie at all
4. What do you do when none of your students seem to know how to use a ruler?
5. Why do I have a little baby ironing board when I have real grown up clothes?

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2 Responses to “Ponderings”

  1. mr Says:
    August 12th, 2009 at 5:40 pm hey.. i was randomly prowling delta blogs and found yours. “goochie” around where i teach = Gucci. as in, hot, cool and awesome shit – that’s so GUCCI! tell them gucci was a gay man that made purses…. it’ll shut them up. lol. (Actually Gucci is a Rapper!)

 

  1. phil Says:
    August 13th, 2009 at 10:53 pm Suck it up and get busy. This is the underclass that so very much needs your blind enthusiasm.   ,,<<<<—–

Cradle to Prison Pipeline   <———Video Link

Collage 003Collage 001Students created Collage Folders from magazine pictures and articles. Students can choose as many pictures as they want but they have to find 25-50 words and/or phrases that describes who they are.

 

 

Collage 002The laminated  folders look great during Parent Teacher Conferences—->Writing Workshop Folders.

My All Girls class decided they wanted to make Purses – Bookbags out of the Collages…Now that was interesting….but they turned out great!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collage 004

 

1)Engaging the Learner

2)Organized Chaos

This teacher uses somes techniques and teaching strategies that I use in my classroom.  Students love learning in new and exciting ways. The only thing I would worry about is what the kids are ACTUALLY saying to one another. I would definitely have to walk around the classroom to make sure the kids are not saying “Blah..Blah…Blah…Charlie Brown talk!” to one another!

What do you think about the techniques and strategies used during this lesson?