This weeks episode is an Around the Table type podcast. Shelly and Janell are two work friends turned real friends. Shelly and Janell both have 14 years of teaching experience. Janell brings the upper grade expertise, I chime in with my experience in 2nd and 3rd grade, and Shelly gives us ideas for kinder and 1st grade students.
We start off by chatting through different activities to do with students in each grade level. We each came with our own ideas but once we started talking, ideas started flowing! Some ideas we shared were a geometry book, project based activities, end of year book, and a menu board to allow for varied level of options for each student. Another thing I thought of after our conversation is a Dodecahedron project. My kids have loved these each time I do them!
Each of us also shared our thoughts on packing up the classroom at the end of the year. Make sure you are on my email list to get the new and updated version of my packing list when I send it out in a couple of weeks!
Of course, we wrap up talking about ourÂ biggest pet peeves in teaching (kids tapping on my shoulder, students finishing our sentences, and teachers talking in high pitched voices) what is keeping us sane right now (listening to podcasts, mindset shift, audible books, and reading Liane Moriarty books, and of course WINE!), and our favorite kid moment (the banana story, a student pooping himself, and being invited to a past students quinceanera).
I’d love for you to have a listen HERE! And I would especially love it if you shared it with your other teacher friends!!!
Links From The Show
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What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Podcasts we are loving: The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey, Dirty John, Ear Hustle, Mom Struggling Well, God Centered Mom, Dear Daughters, For the Love with Jen Hatmaker, Glorious in the Mundane with Christy Nockels, Up and Vanished.
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Photo by Shelby Buchtien of SAB Photography
Until next time,