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    1 month ago

    Hump Day

    The boys in my class have each named each other different types of animals…no, I don’t know why.

    Boy 1: Hey, J_______! Happy Birthday!

    Boy 2: What?

    Boy 1: Cause it’s Hump Day, and you’re a camel!

    Boy 2: Don’t even think about laughing, Mrs. V!

    education

    junior high

    camels



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    1 month ago

      Anne Frank

      1. Student:

        Hey, Mrs. V, have you read The Diary of Anne Frank?

      2. Me:

        Yes! It's been awhile, but yes.

      3. Student:

        That is SO wrong! I can't believe you would invade a little girl's privacy like that.

      education

      lol



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    1 month ago

    What to Remember from 8th Grade

    Thank you Writing Prompts for THIS great idea! I used it in my class this week, and I thought this response was priceless…

    One thing I will never forget at this age, it involves hair, voice, and mind: Puberty. When you hit puberty you go through an awkward stage of life. Growing hair in many places…weird places. Voices also change, and in that change comes voice cracks. I will never forget one memorable occasion. We were practicing football and as QB, I said, “Hike!” On that moment it cracked and everyone heard it. Also in your mind you get thoughts about girls. About decisions you need to make for girlfriends.

    I’m not sure if parents forget it or not. I asked my teacher what it was like for her and she said it was inappropriate. So really I don’t know and I guess I will just find out when I am an adult. I don’t think I will ever forget, and hopefully I won’t forget.

    education

    junior high

    what my student wrote

    puberty



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    1 month ago

    Breakfast of ChampiPUNs

    "Hey, Mrs. V, I’m really funny today because I ate a cinnaPUN for breakfast!"

    education

    junior high



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    1 month ago

    The Little Mermaid

    A student exuberantly skipped up to me carrying a fork.

    "Hey, Mrs. V! Would you like a dingle-hopper??"

    education

    junior high



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    2 months ago

    Things that frustrate me…

    When we are about to take a chapter test and a student says,

    "Hey Mrs. V, what chapter is the test over anyways?"

    really kid??

    education

    junior high



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    2 months ago

    Primary Tumblr Teacher Help!

    Hey, guys! If any of you teach in the primary grades (particularly 1st), would you have a minute to message me what you do for your reading program? How you teach, what’s important, centers, tips, etc. I’m looking to be thoroughly educated in a little amount of time, haha!

    Thanks in advance, #education community!

    education

    reading programs

    1st grade teachers



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    2 months ago

    Here Comes the Airplane…

    One of my students was trying to feed another one of my students some of her tiramisu…

    Girl 1: Want to try some? Yes! You do! Here comes the airplane…

    Girl 2: No, I’m fine.

    Girl 1: Okay, so you don’t like airplanes. Chugga chugga, choo choo!

    Girl 2: No, really! I’m fine.

    Girl 1: And the bunny hops, hops, hops into the little rabbit hole!

    education

    junior high

    lunch time conversations



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    2 months ago

      Fiction vs. Nonfiction

      1. Girl 1:

        So what's the difference between fiction and nonfiction again?

      2. Girl 2:

        Like if I said, "I pushed R_________ off a cliff," that would be fiction because it's not real and didn't actually happen.

      3. Girl 1:

        Oh! So if I say, "I cut off K______'s hair bun," that would be nonfiction!

      4. Girl 2:

        No, because that didn't actually happen.

      5. Girl 1:

        (holding scissors) Or did it....?

      education

      junior high

      reading



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    2 months ago

    More Music Appreciation

    We were listening to music again during writing, and “Time to Say Goodbye” came on.

    "Oh, I love this song so much! It makes me want to poop."

    why!?

    educaiton

    junior high



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    2 months ago

    Music Appreciation

    Listening to Handel’s “The Arrival of Queen Sheba”….

    "OOOOH! This song just makes me want to do a fancy dance!"

    -student then does his best ballet dance while in his seat.

    education

    music appreciation

    junior high



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    2 months ago

    I took a personal half day yesterday for reasons…which have absolutely nothing to do with being pregnant!
Two teachers contacted me about this rumor.

    I took a personal half day yesterday for reasons…which have absolutely nothing to do with being pregnant!

    Two teachers contacted me about this rumor.

    oh how the rumors fly in

    junior high

    education



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    2 months ago

    Thank you, Kristy S.

    for the book Perritos! It’s perfect because in Spanish I we’re just getting to learning all the animals.

    You’re generosity and care are more than appreciated. Tantisimas gracias!!

    thank you

    education

    amazon wish list



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    2 months ago

    http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=yIGrlHT1ZKw&u=/watch?v=l5-EwrhsMzY&feature=share

    I know a lot of you have seen this new video already, but I wanted to share it with you and also share my students’ take on it. Here are a few wise words from some of my kids…

    "People may leave, but don’t forget them. #kidsneedtoknow #memories"

    "Don’t judge people by what they look like. #kidsneedtoknow"

    "You’re made from love, to be love, to spread love to others. #kidsneedtoknow"

    "Try new things. You might not get another opportunity. #kidsneedtoknow"

    "Don’t hit your friends. #kidsneedtoknow #saynotoviolence"

    "Treat everyone like they are your best friend. #kidsneedtoknow"

    "You’re awesome so live like it #kidsneedtoknow"

    education

    junior high

    kidsneedtoknow



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    2 months ago

    If Looks Could Shoot

    "Hey, Mrs. V… Sometimes you just have this stare that feels more like a bullet."

    edcuation

    junior high

    I've perfected the look