While you’re helping everyone around you (friends, families, students, etc.) grow, make sure you’re taking care of yourself. Remember that it is okay to put what’s best for you at the top of your priority list too. You can’t help anyone if you’re not helping yourself first.
Our seniors put together an exhibit called “Art in the Garden”. Each senior made their own piece that represented them or their time spent at our school. It was all displayed today throughout the woods and all of our students and staff had the opportunity to walk through it and see all of our students talented work! It was a really special exhibit. Here are just a few of the pieces!
Teaching dialogue and how to use quotation marks can be pretty tough! It’s confusing for the kids and sometimes a traditional worksheet just doesn’t work. That’s where Kristine’s activity comes in! @youngteacherlove has some great resources for teaching dialogue (and SO many other things)! My kids were able to understand quotation marks today when they were able to be hands-on and create the sentences themselves!
Happy Monday morning!! We’re still in school here in MA and I gotta tell ya, it was a serious struggle to get out of bed this morning!! We have 10 days left of this school year and we have to just power through! If you’re still in school just remember “you got this!” We’re almost at the end!! • What are some tips and tricks that you find help to get through the last few days of school?
Only 10 days left of school!! Starting to put together our end of the year things. We’ll be giving out these class awards during our ice cream party the last week of school! Next on the list are the student presents!
Today was a long day but it was a true reminder of why I work with this population. Social-emotional needs are real. It can be easy to overlook them because it’s not something we can see and often times these students can appear to be a-okay. But we never truly know the battles they’re dealing with internally. Somethings that may seem so simple to us can be the scariest things for these kids. Some days are easy and carefree, while other days it feels like the world may be ending. It’s our job as educators to make even the scariest of obstacles possible to overcome. It may not always be easy, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Thanks @appliciousteacher for all the great info about stem labs! 🤓 Leigh just did a FB Live over on the applicious teacher page. Check it out to learn about the awesome stem lab she made in her classroom and how you can implement more stem activities in yours!
Shout out to our Adaptive P.E. teacher for putting together not only one but TWO full day field days! Our Adaptive P.E. is all about team building, confidence boosting and having fun but it’s a lot of hard work. Our teacher worked his behind off to plan two amazing days. The kids had a blast and that’s what made all the hard work worth it!! Even the kids that “hate gym” absolutely crushed it!!
At this point in the school year it’s hard to not feel like we’re all just running on fumes. Behaviors are up and motivation is down. We have 24 days left here and my co-teacher and I are just doing whatever we can to make it through! • How many days left do you have and what are some tips and tricks you’re using to get through these last few weeks?
I was tired of finding different playing cards all around the classroom because the boxes have ripped or they simply just fell out. These travel soap dishes are perfect to hold all of our different decks!!
Hey there! I figured it’s time for an introduction! 🤓 My name is Meghan. I teach at a social-emotional special education school in Massachusetts and I have been teaching in the middle school self-contained program for two years! I’m really lucky to say that I wake up excited to go to work most days for one reason or another. • I am a crazy plant lady and will take any excuse to add more to my collection! I am openly obsessed with pigs (my students enable and encourage it) and I have big dreams of owning my own little piggy one day 💖🐷 Although the pup in this picture is a doll, I unfortunately don’t have any pets of my own...yet! • I’d love to use this IG account to meet teachers from all over and to share resources for my class and kiddos! 🌼🐽🍋💖🍍🌵
We took a little break from fractions and I was a bit nervous that the kiddos would forget all that they had learned. We came back to fractions today and reviewed different ways to represent the fractions and the different parts of the fraction. I was so pleasantly surprised to see that our time away from fractions didn’t change a thing! The kids were spot on and flew through our lesson! Thanks to @create.teach.share for the fraction printables that I used along with this lesson!
One of my students brought this in for me this morning and it absolutely made my day! All of my students really enable my pig obsession 🐽 Looks like this is what I will be using to get my class’ attention from now on! Some teachers use bells, some use echo sayings, I’ve decided to use this pig! 🤷🏼♀️ Also, the class voted and his name is officially Shane 🐷
These coloring sheets from @fairwaysandchalkboards are too adorable not to get! They were a total hit during sensory breaks today! I’m not sure who was more excited about them though, me or the kiddos?! 🖍🤓
On the first day of spring we celebrated by making these giant flowers! • Have the students paint whatever kind of pattern they want on a standard poster board. Once the paint is dry, cut flower petals out and staple them around yellow paper plates. • Super fun for the kids to be creative with the paints and patterns and also a really great way to brighten up the classroom for the rest of be year! 🌼🌸☺️
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In case you missed it. February 21 was the @unitednations mother tongue day. As the UN with support of civil society organizations like ours strive for sustainable development it is important for learners to have access to education in their mother tongue and other languages. In programing with our girls in Ghana we employ dual language instruction for comprehension and #inclusion#advocacy#girlseducation#literacy#language#differentlearners#educationforALL
"Muitas vezes me pego pensando sobre quantas crianças decidem que são 'burras' sobre determinados assuntos, quando a verdade é que alguém simplesmente apresentou cedo demais tal assunto e o fez de uma forma diferente da qual elas precisavam. Portanto, estas crianças foram privadas da oportunidade de aprender de forma adequada, desafiadora e gratificante." Jane Healy 📚 Aprendizado com significado e diferentes formas de ensinar o mesmo tema são essenciais para o futuro dos pequenos. O que fazemos com/pelas crianças ajuda a moldar o cérebro em desenvolvimento delas, por isso as experiências delas em casa e na escola são tão importantes.
Ps: A autora é uma expert em neuropsicologia do desenvolvimento e em educação, seus livros são um ótimo recurso para pais e professores!