As teachers we teach EVERYTHING.
How to properly wipe up your accidentally exploded sneeze.
The proper technique of de-papering a band aid so it doesn’t immediately stick to itself.
The correct amount of glue per any given cutting and pasting assignment and YES there is a difference.
The heartbreaking lesson of 3 pennies in your pocket do not equal an ice cream from the cafeteria.
Why it isn’t the best idea to put that furry sillyband you found in the corner into your mouth.
How to tie those brand new shoes with triple knots because the fact that they are covered in glitter, light up, and play music isn’t enough distraction…they also won’t stay tied.
How to make and keep a friend.
How to walk in a line, sit in a chair, sit on a rug, and act at an assembly….
and let’s face it, sometimes we teach what feels like all the WRONG things trying to get to what we SHOULD be teaching.
One of those subjects that can cause some anxiety is teaching writing.
|ahem…sorry just thought I would get your attention.|
So I have been working on something MAJOR to me. It’s my favorite subject to teach when I am not fixing a fallen ponytail, or looking at loose teeth and bleeding gums. But it has a lot to do with those little moments in life! WRITING!
All those little moments and happenings in our lives give us the basis of what we can write about! I have compiled key lessons, that I teach throughout the year. Clear and easy to understand rubrics (rubric isn’t a bad word like you think it is…these are good rubrics!) to see where your students are working and how to move them to a new level of writing, and class charts to help you teach writing the entire year.
Click the picture above and check it out! I also have it at TN so you can check there too.
Katie King says
ahhh! I needed that laugh. If you know how much I love (and have for a LONG time) love Ryan Gosling, you would be embarrassed for me! I am thinking about switching to pictures on my sidebar just to get him to show up on my blog!!
Love the Hey, Girl signs!! 🙂
I definitely want to check out your writing program . . . and borrow your enthusiasm about it, too.
Have I already said how jealous I am that you're having another meet up?!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher
What a way to grab our attention!!!!
Have a fun at your blogger meet up. Definitely jealous!!
❤First Grade Delight❤
Thanks for the eye-candy..lol..oh and your new unit of course! I'm on my way to TpT to check it out. 😉
I'm sold!! Lol, can't wait to check it out!
Soooo super funny…I could come of with a few for your list of things we teach but won't…some are just plain gross!!
I am uber jealous you all are getting together but happy for ya that you can:)) Don't take the leprechaun….he'll ruin all the fun;)
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FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) says
Love to teach writing!
First Grade Blue SKies
How true with all of your references to what we teach!! I am so excited to check out your writing packet. I'm heading over to TpT right now!!
Ms. Rachel says
I bet your writing unit it the bomb.com but all I could look at was the eye candy 🙂
hehe, jk, heading to check it out now 🙂
Ms. Rachel’s Room
Thanks for the good laugh! I can always count on your blog for that! Can't wait to look at your new unit – as you know my district needs some serious help with USEFUL rubrics! heehee! If I was anywhere near San Antonio you can bet I'd be there with bells on!
Miss Squirrels says
Too funny! You have to wonder what marketing genius came up with shoes that play music!?!?! Have you had one of the guitar shirts yet? Those are great- they can play air guitar….but get real sound!
Those shoes and shirts are the reason I keep my treasure box STOCKED with whistles, kazoos, and horns! Take that! hee hee
I'll bet that you're an amazing writing teacher!!! Oh, and let me know when your counselor starts a blog . . . I'm on my way to see what you've inspired with your librarian NOW!
Have a maaaah-velous Monday!
I will be at the SA blogger meet up on Wednesday! Can't wait!
You crack me up Reagan!! This unit looks fantastic–you are very thorough! Thanks for all of your help with the blogroll, I finally fixed it. You are the best!
You just make me smile. Plain and simple. Thanks for being YOU! And I'm running, right now to check out our buddy's blog!
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