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Thu, Aug. 5th, 2004, 01:50 pm
shebaduhkitty: classroom art supply organization

I just spent the morning unpacking and organizing tempra paint and construction paper.

I have a firm belief that all of the SAME supply should be in the SAME place. So that way when you go to order and you think you are out of yellow tempra so you order 2 more boxes, but you forgot that you had 5 boxes out in the other storage closet so now you have enough to last longer than the paint will stay liquid. (this is what must have happened to the person before me, becasue there are 3 different places I have found paper and paint stroes and then more ordered.) I guess on the plus side, I have a lot of storage places and a lot of paint and paper. Need MORE project ideas for paint and paper!

The supplies in this room are SO OLD in some cases that the tempra is rock hard and the construction paper is faded and crumbling. And I haven't even gotten to any other catagory of stuff!

Charger came with me and kept me company. I met the custodians (Shirley, Richard and Marty) and filled all three of my huge garbage cans. I hardly made a dent in the organizing that needs to be done there. Back for more tomorrow.

While cleaning I found a stack of books and curriculum resources that I am going to sell (cheap) mostly for Middle Grades English classes plus other 2nd grade resources. I need to trade them for art curriculum stuff, so I need both the $$ and the bookshelf space. Check my personal journal later today for details.

I have until Sept 8th! before school starts with the kids, so I do have lots of time to get ready!

x-posted

Tue, Aug. 3rd, 2004, 08:28 pm
ilovehounds: (no subject)

know any good sites for buying novels cheaper than retail? i've already bought all the cheap-o copies i could find on amazon.

Thu, Jul. 29th, 2004, 12:19 am
autumnmoon77: Hi!

I just joined this group and I thought I'd introduce myself. I'm currently working as an adjunct (I teach freshman comp. at a big-ish state university) and I halfway through my certification process to teach secondary ed. If all goes well, I'll be doing my student teaching next spring. I look forward to chatting and swapping tips with you all! :)

Tue, Jul. 27th, 2004, 06:43 pm
shebaduhkitty: New community PLEASE join me!

teaching_issues
Teaching Issues:Teaching in High Poverty Schools
Name: Teaching Issues: Teaching in High Poverty Schools
About: This will be a group for discussing issues connected to working with students in high poverty areas. Any and all TEACHERS, SCHOOL STAFF, ADMINISTRATORS, COUNSELORS and student teachers are wlecome to join. If you have ever taught or currently teach in a school that has issues with poverty please share your experiences and insights. This will be a great place to ask questions and share tips of the trade.

Leave a comment in the first message about joining and I will add you to the group!

Sheba~Cynthia
http://thevirtualclassroom.org/
http://www.sheba-kitty-productions.com/

Tue, Jul. 27th, 2004, 06:42 pm
shebaduhkitty: New community PLEASE join me!

teaching_issues
Teaching Issues:Teaching in High Poverty Schools
Name: Teaching Issues: Teaching in High Poverty Schools
About: This will be a group for discussing issues connected to working with students in high poverty areas. Any and all TEACHERS, SCHOOL STAFF, ADMINISTRATORS, COUNSELORS and student teachers are wlecome to join. If you have ever taught or currently teach in a school that has issues with poverty please share your experiences and insights. This will be a great place to ask questions and share tips of the trade.

Leave a comment in the first message about joining and I will add you to the group!

Sheba~Cynthia
http://thevirtualclassroom.org/
http://www.sheba-kitty-productions.com/

Sun, Jul. 25th, 2004, 03:09 pm
south_wind: Welcome

I've neglected this community lately, but I had some major distractions over the summer!

Welcome to the people who have joined. As the new school year approaches, maybe you'd like to discuss new year jitters, workshops you've attended over the summer, classroom management tips, or even the most comfortable clothes to wear to school!

I'm enjoying the last of the summer, and I hope you are, too!

Wed, Jul. 21st, 2004, 02:47 pm
shebaduhkitty: I am busy getting my website updated...

I am busy getting my website updated...

It looks like I will get to teach either Drama or Technology in addition to ART. See there are only 2 elective teachers during 1,2 and 3rd period. So I get the same bunch of kids 1st tri and 3rd tri during those periods. In the past they have called it "advanced Art" but I was hired partly because of my flexibility and past expereince teaching Drama and Technology. So the admin said I could make 3rd tri WHATEVER I WANTED! I plan to feel the kids out for which they would prefer and also find out if one of the computer labs could be completely hogged by me during these classes.

This is exciting because I was really going to miss teaching drama. They have NO drama currently at their school. (chances are pretty high that is will fizzle at my old school now that I am gone too)

So I added my past drama http://www.thevirtualclassroom.org/Dramamain/dramamain.html
and computer sections
http://thevirtualclassroom.org/Techreach/techreach.html
back to my web page.

Eventually I will also be posting lesson plans for a variety of things including Drama and Technology. If you see a project you would like to know more about...let me know!

Sheba~Cynthia
http://thevirtualclassroom.org/
http://www.sheba-kitty-productions.com/

Wed, Jul. 21st, 2004, 09:43 am
pepeinpink: hi all.....

hi to everyone in the community.... i'm kinda glad i stumbled upon this... sometimes i don't feel like there's anyone to talk to about my major or career plans....

my name is margaret.. i'm 21 and a junior majoring in early childhood education with a specialization in special ed.... i reallly like little kids and hope that they'll like me too... the idea of having an excuse to color and nap as a part of daily curriculum kinda excites the crayola kid in me... :)

that's all for now.... here is some humor for ya.... yay teaching yay...

The 6th grade science teacher, Mrs. Parks, asked her class, "Which human body part increases to ten times its size when stimulated?" No one answered until little Mary stood up, angry, and said, "You should not be asking sixth-graders a question like that! I'm going to tell my parents, and they will go and tell the principal, who will then fire you!" With a sneer on her face, she then sat back down. Mrs. Parks ignored her and asked the question again, "Which body part increases to 10 times its size when stimulated?" Little Mary's mouth fell open; then she said to those around her, "Boy,is she going to get in big trouble!" The teacher continued to ignore her and said to the class, "Anybody? Finally, Billy stood up, looked around nervously, and said, "The body part that increases 10 times its size when stimulated is the pupil of the eye." Mrs. Parks said, "Very good, Billy," then turned to Mary and continued, "As for you, young lady, I have three things to say: One, you have a dirty mind, Two, you didn't read your homework, and three, one day you are going to be very, very disappointed."

Wed, Jul. 21st, 2004, 08:00 am
awells_: Hello

I'd thought I'd give a short introduction.

I'm Amber and nineteen years of age. I'll be starting college in the fall as an English major and a minor in Education. One day I hope to teach High School. A lot of people have asked me why I want to teach older students and all I have to say is after spending three years with younger children at a summer school program where I was a TA I had enough of them. Then again, I may change my mind. Who knows what the next couple of years will bring. Anyway, before I ramble on much more I hope you all have a great day and I look forward to getting to know all of you.

x-posted everywhere..

Mon, Jul. 19th, 2004, 10:25 am
shebaduhkitty: Poverty and Art

***cross-posted to teaching comms***

I am wondering how many of you work in HIGH POVERTY inner city schools. I am really excited about teaching art next year, but the demographics of this school will also be a new challenge. 60% Free-reduced lunch. HIGH level of non-readers. ESL (ELL) also with self-containted SPED and EBD.

I am thinking of starting a SUB-group for people teaching art with these types of issues, but need to know how many art out there. I am looking for the support for the unique issues of teaching art in this type of school will present.

Let me know if you would like to discuss these types of issues here or on a specialized group??

sheba~cynthia

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