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Teachers!  we hear many excuses of your kids not doing their homework, but the most famous excuse of them all isssss: MY DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK!….I really don’t know what kids think these days…do they actually think we are going to believe them?

Other excuses:

– my brother/sister  tore my homework.

– I left it in my shirt and my mother put the shirt in the wash.

– My mum/dad/brother/sister thought it was rubbish.

-What homework?

– I thought it was due tomorrow/next week.

Did you used to make up excuses for not doing your homework?  Please share with us 🙂

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Yesterday was the day where I met the parents of my kids…It was a great and positive day, the parents were amazing and a bit nervous about the upcoming year.

Parents tend to be worried all the time, if you are a parent you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about… Some parents came up to me and informed me of their child‘s behavior in class or where she wants her child to sit. I smiled and nodded and was pleased to get all these information from them. Some teachers get annoyed by this but I on the other hand don’t, I love to communicate with them because after all I’m teaching their kids and they all want what’s best for their child.

It is very important for you to attend the parent’s orientation in the beginning of the year, if you do not have time then make some time it’s not going to take more than 2 hours. In the orientation you will get to meet your kid’s teacher, visit their class, learn about school policy and procedures, dress code, rules, what to expect in each subject.

Have a great year teachers and parents!

By the way tomorrow is our first day of school! Exciting!! I have to wake up early tomorrow so good night everyone!


Last week I decorated my classroom but I am definitely not done yet! There’s still a lot missing I am just showing you the progress. I will be discussing the main points in decorating a classroom in my upcoming posts… In the meanwhile I have a few things I would like to share with you now…

Colors are very important in a class make sure it’s colorful and clear!

The desks were separate but frankly I like to have my students sit in groups at least in the beginning of the year. I don’t want them to be separated. Don’t forget to put name tags on the desks. It’s a great feeling to know that you own something 🙂


Labeling!

Label everything in your class from door to light switch to cubbies, bulletin board, chair, desk etc….

Kids need to see words everywhere they go so they can be better spellers and readers.

If you look at the top of the whiteboard you would see a red line. I put the red color because as I said in my previous posts about feng shui the color red attracts the students attention. The whiteboard is the most place you would want them to look.

This bulletin board is mainly for circle time in the morning where we sit on the carpet in a big circle. There we will be doing our breathing exercises, calendar, weather, seasons,  birthdays, class rules, classroom helpers etc… We can also discuss the class schedule and what to expect that day!

Here’s to the kids who are different,


The kids who don’t always get A’s,


The kids who have ears twice the size of their peers,


And noses that go on for days…


Here’s to the kids who are different,


The kids they call crazy or dumb,


The kids who don’t fit, with the guts and the grit,


Who dance to a different drum…


Here’s to the kids who are different,


The kids with the mischievous streak,


For when they have grown, as history’s shown,


It’s their difference that makes them unique.

by Digby Wolfe


So you and your child chose the backpack, pencils, erasers, water bottle, lunch bag etc…. So do you think you’re done? Nope you’re not! don’t forget to prepare your child mentally!!!

The first thing you should do  is visit your school! Especially if your child is new, why don’t you both take a walk and check out the playground, the cafeteria, meet the principal, etc…

Have a get together with your child’s last year’s classmates and have them make fun activities together. that way they will get used to seeing each other again and they would look forward to seeing them the next day.

Routine, Routine, Routine! Even i as a teacher need routine, Last week i started heading to bed earlier than usual just to let my body get used to sleeping early and waking up early again. The same goes with your child do it gradually!

Parents! Expect a lot of handouts and papers that will be given to your child so why don’t you set up a folder. If you  have more than one child write the name of each on a separate folder

You can divide it accordingly:

–  School reminders ( like trips, events, graduation day etc…)

– Activities /tests

– Newsletters

Enjoy the rest of your summer and have fun preparing for school.

Alright everyone, we’re almost all going back to school! I am excited for this year because I am going to teach somewhere else and in a different school. I was a grade 1 homeroom teacher however this year I’ll be teaching Grade 2! It’s a grade i’ve never taught before so it’s going to be a brand new adventure with new kids and new challenges!

Next Friday I’ll be meeting the new staff and teachers! Oh and guess what the school is 45 minutes away from home!

I drove today to my new school to find a shortcut, and i succeeded. It was a beautiful and peaceful ride.

My upcoming posts will all be about back to school stuff, from fashion to food to stationaries and just getting ready mentally!

This is soooooo excitinggggg!

Looking forward to sharing with you my new posts 😀

I got this article from www.lilsugar.com it says:

A Massachusetts teacher should have taught herself this lesson: don’t post anything on social networking sites that you want to keep private. June Talvitie-Siple was forced to resign after she made unfavorable comments about students and their parents on her Facebook page.

Talvitie-Siple used the terms “germbags,” “arrogant,” and “snobby,” believing that she was talking with friends, but the comments were public. The educator also wrote that she was less than enthused about the upcoming school year. Would you be upset if your child’s teacher vented his or her frustrations on a social networking site?