Need some ideas for September in the classroom? Here are some ideas and a few fun writing activities! They include a Labor Day writing activity, a Fall Haiku, an Apple Five Senses poem and a September Acrostic poem.
At the beginning of the year, I like to introduce my students to the concept of differentiation. I don't go into lengthy complex details, but instead I like to talk about how each of us have different needs. I do this because sometimes there will be times throughout the year that students may notice that some students are doing something different than others. If I teach at the beginning of the year that we are all different, unique, and have different needs - it helps us down the road.
One way that I do this is through my glyph activity. Together we create paper people based on our likes and dislikes. For instance, students color their shoes based on how they feel their learn best - seeing it, hearing it, or moving around/touching it.
Once we have all created our people, we discuss how even in this activity where our choices are limited, we are still all different. It allows for us to see just how different each of us are. The students enjoy the activity, it's a great ice breaker, and it's a great way to kick off the understanding of diversity.
You can read more about it over at my blog by clicking here or head straight to my Teachers Pay Teachers store and download it free here.
Summer feels like it is racing away! I know some of you are getting ready to go back to work already. My freebie can't stop time for you, but it can help you be more ready to go at the beginning of the school year!
Stop by my blog to download it! Enjoy the rest of your vacation!
As I was going
through the Eating Disorder chapter in Glencoe’s 8th grade Teen Health, I
noticed that the Law of Attraction applies. I don’t know why I was
surprised. People with eating disabilities believe specific things about their
body. They look in the mirror and their body image isn’t what other
people see. I have created a worksheet (with answers to provide for a
class discussion) where the information in regard to eating disorders is organized
in terms of the Law of Attraction.
If the health book you use is not Glencoe’s, it would be interesting to see if you can organize your material according to the Law of Attraction.
Instead of handing
out a blank worksheet, I am enclosing a completed one for class discussion
related to a number of eating disorders (I am also including a blank form to
use as well). Dietary issues greatly affect attractiveness, self-image,
self-esteem, and a variety of other personal issues that students will work
through during their formative years and in later years as well.
One of the things I’ve learned about most teens: their decisions are more emotional than logical. They are made based on their desire for acceptance, and fitting in with a specific group of peers. I don’t load kids down with a lot of information because they already know about the “should or shouldn’t list”. I focus on the students: what they want out of life, who they are (I am List), why they behave a certain way (Personality Styles), and the application of the Law of Attraction. Click on the Link below
to get your copy of the free lesson plan and worksheets
Looking for pages to organize your teacher binder materials this year? I prefer my materials to have few borders and minimal clipart. I am one of those people who get distracted if my calendars and teacher lists are too busy, so I keep it clean and simple! If you are like me, grab these Teacher Binder Materials to help organize class lists, monthly curriculum, and parent contact this year.
The freebie includes: 1. Parent Log 2. Student Log 3. Curriculum Overview Page 4. Parent/Student Communication Letter 5. Generic Gradebook Grid Page to track student permissions slips, behaviors, any kind of check listed item, or use it to record grades.