Cards against humanity! -
go to PPT’s game - Password is education
limit is 8 players. First come first serve.
If it gets full and someone wants to start another message me and I’ll post the info.
Hurry up guys!
New game, limit 10, we have room for 4 more
Do it! You will be laughing a lot.
Every game I try to join is FULL.
Then I will be looking for people to play cards against humanity online.
I am in EST time zone.
I might be in for this!
Cards Against Humanity ONLINE?! YES.
Excuse #1: That will take like 5 minutes. Since I have more time than that, I should do something that will take up that amount of time.
Excuse #2: That will take longer than the amount of time I have right now. I’ll start it later when I have time to finish it.
The seniors asked for a movie date to see The Great Gatsby, and today’s the day.
Hopefully wearing my Out Of Print Gatsby shirt to the movie isn’t the same kind of uncool that wearing a band’s previous tour shirt to the current tour tends to be.
Either way, it’s happening.
Add in the facts that (a) they’ve never seen me in shorts, or (b) I think I may be the first person to rock this shirt while this pregnant, and I think I get some major points for bravery in the line of duty.
First, isn’t that baby bump adorable?
Second, I saw Gatsby last night with the 11th grade English teachers and their students (I don’t teach juniors, so I didn’t know any of the kids), and it was so fun watching the kids talk about it all afterward. Such a good idea!
Also, since I had rather low expectations for the movie, I was pleasantly surprised.
Familiar feeling: realizing you’re behind at the end of the year and having to drastically change everything. Also known as panic.
Unfamiliar feeling: Having enough good resources to easily modify without losing too much content.
Sometimes being a second-year teacher is grand.
Allison Unsupervised: the points -
“I have to tell the truth because that’s the kind of person I am,” he says and is. “I did that test…carelessly. I just wanted it to go away.”
“I know,” I say because I do.
Though my students are not taught the regular communication arts curriculum, exactly, they are required to take the…
She’s the best #education writer on Tumblr.
When was the last time you cried in class?
Every time I try and read Love You Forever.
When I read Our Mother’s House by Patricia Polacco
Oh yeah, Patricia Polacco always gets me. Thank You Mr. Falker and Junkyard Wonders. Every time.
Is my heart made of stone? I never cry in class. Even when I have to read George shooting Lennie four times in one day.
And it’s just … amazing.
The two kids who played Samson and Gregory in the first scene spoke in British accents and hit every single joke. It was hilarious.
During the party scene, the background “extras” started doing the Macarena.
Today, two boys did the balcony scene. It was engaging in the most hilarious way, but it was also easy to show how they’re both talking about each other but not to each other for the first half of the scene. They even made a balcony using chairs and my podium.
The best part though has been a struggling student who has volunteered to be the director and has done an amazing job making decisions about how the scenes should be performed in our classroom.
It’s just been more awesome than I ever thought it would be.
My field instructor bought me The EVERYTHING New Teacher Book by Melissa Kelly as a “Congratulations, you’re finished! Welcome to Teaching!” present. I have been trying to read a few pages or a chapter every night. What are some of your favorite books for teaching? Any recommendations?
Teach Like a Champion! Easy to read, easy to implement. :)