Tag Archives: Midweek List

midweek list: how to handle the kid who wants to go to the nurse three times a day

When I started kindergarten, the construction on my school wasn’t complete, so we shared a campus with a nearby school. My classroom was in a portable village in the back field of the other school, and to a kindergartener, it … Continue reading

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midweek list: picture books about the Underground Railroad

There are many topics in our history that are difficult to talk about with children. Slavery and the Underground Railroad being two. That’s not to say they shouldn’t be discussed. They need to be discussed, absolutely, and students need to … Continue reading

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midweek list: easy ways to connect with students

When I was in the classroom, I would often get very caught up in fitting everything in. Making sure the lessons really hit the standards hard. Making sure I did everything the powers that be said I should do, well … Continue reading

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midweek list: top 5 contradictions in education

I’ve had some serious writer’s block lately. Brought on by the holidays and flu season, I suppose. So I was paging through some of my notes from when I was in the classroom and wanted to start a blog, but … Continue reading

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midweek list: 10 student gift ideas for the thrifty teacher

Do you get gifts for your students at Christmas? I like to, but I always run into one little problem. Money. Gifts are expensive, especially if you want to give them something meaningful. Here are some student gift ideas for … Continue reading

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midweek list: a very Patricia Polacco Christmas

I was never good at all of the cute holiday crafts in my classroom, but one thing I loved about December is the assortment of holiday books to read aloud and enjoy with my students. I tried to read at … Continue reading

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Midweek List: 10 linky parties you should definitely know about

Linky Party: This is a new phrase for me that has entered my vocabulary since I started blogging. “What is a linky party?” you ask. Well it is a place for bloggers to link ideas, activities, and blog posts on a … Continue reading

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Midweek List: what student teaching taught me

I did my student teaching in an inner-city school in Lexington, Kentucky with a wonderful supervising teacher, Mrs. S. I am grateful for the experience, and thankful to Mrs. S. and all of the other teachers who open up their … Continue reading

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Midweek List–fun Thanksgiving activities that don’t require worksheets

I was always bad about holidays in the classroom. This is terrible, I know, but I would often forget until the last minute that there even was a holiday. Usually by the time I remembered, I was too late to … Continue reading

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Midweek List–my favorite websites by teachers for teachers

This is a list of websites that I kept bookmarked and referred to often when planning units and lessons or when I just needed some inspiration. 1. Beth Newingham’s Class Website What I Love:  This is her class website, so … Continue reading

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