November 7, 2014

I can't get these songs out of my head

So I'm passing them onto you.  Good luck.  I've been waking up with these terrible tunes in my head all week.  That's what I get for "showing videos".. something that is frowned upon.

The greatest compliment I get as a teacher is when kids tell me they love Social Studies.  I make it a point to teach Social Studies and teach it well.  We have a new textbook series this year and I'm on the committee that is meant to train other teachers on it.  I've discovered that some teachers spend one day per lesson.  I usually end up spending a week on a lesson because I bring in other resources and to really teach a brand new concept, 35 minutes is not enough time.  So, I stretch and extend things.

When a girl told me that she loves coming to school because we do Social Studies first thing in the morning, that gave me the hope to keep going.  I'm only kind of being overdramatic here.  Social Studies is the best 35-40 of the day.  It's all downhill from there.

Side note:  I can't believe how many of you linked up for Stuff and Things yesterday!  I should've hired Joey a long time ago as a PR person, because she brought all of you into it..or so it would seem, anyway.  Just kidding.  I totally didn't have to pay her to get her on board as a co-host.  

Have a good weekend!  I'm going to Costco to renew our membership after 18 months of no Costco and I'm very excited about it.  


  1. Yes to School House Rock!!!! Amazing! :)

  2. I would love to be a fly on the wall in your classroom! It's apparent that your students are very lucky to have you.

  3. I love School House Rock but hate having songs stuck in my head.

    I'd be really excited about the COSTCO sign up tonight.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. I love School House Rock! And I love when teachers use stuff from when we were kids in their lessons.

    I need to get to CostCo but it's so far and I've been so lazy. Have fun!

  5. I definitely agree with Ryan, I would LOVE to watch you teach! My dad taught middle school Social Studies and I just always loved how many new and inventive things you could do with it. There really is so much to learn!

  6. School House Rock was the best part of Saturday mornings when I was a kid!

    Have a fabulous time at Costco for me. ;)

  7. Haha, love School House Rock! That's so awesome that you are making learning fun for your kids, I always loved teachers that did that! :) Happy weekend!

  8. Sometimes the best teachers are the the ones who really take to it to make sure their students get a concept and enjoy it...definitely what you're doing!! I have spent a week week on articles in Spanish and want to shoot my foot.

  9. Oh gosh I could have used you as a Social Studies teacher then!! I was miserable at it! I love that your students love it so much (and that you get so much joy out of it)! I love co-hosting with you! We make a good team!


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