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  1. Major

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    Most likely dad was pivotally involved .....:p:p.... Excellent choice on your boy's part...:thumb:
     
  2. Major

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    Factoring is fun...... as is solving a system of two and three linear equations .... (Yes math teachers are different....:lol:)
     
  3. Aliceacc

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    I love teaching matrices!!! I love when HS Seniors get that excited "Hey, this is cool!!" look in their eyes when it clicks!
     
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    We were supposed to get to matricies in Algebra II this year...we never did.
     
  5. Major

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    Excellent topics Brendan. I also find the Late Middle Ages, with emphasis on the Hundred Years War, particularly interesting.
     
  6. Brendan

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    The Reformation is my real favorite topic. I especially love the Counter Reformation and the Inquisition. The "English Reformation" is also fun to teach.
     
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    I am both anxious and excited about using literature circles in my reading classes rather than relying on the text book or having the whole class read the same novel simultaneously. I have never done this before, but we just bought a ton of new novel sets for 6th grade to use. One of these is Love That Dog. This is entirely poetry and will be way outside my comfort zone. Any help from you guys would be GREATLY welcomed.

    I am also teaching an art appreciation class. I have no set curriculum (making it up as I go) but am constantly mulling things over, and it finally looks like ideas are beginning to gel. The class is almost 3/4 boys :)eek::confused:) and has more students than I have desks. Still they all seemed excited and eager today at the first class, so that is a good sign I hope.
     
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    I just finished my first 3 days of Kindergarten. Here's the interesting bit. Generally I hate math but I'm finding that is the easiest subject to teach and plan for (for this grade/class). Ironically social studies was the hardest. As far as Language Arts goes, I just have a hard time getting it all in because they are slow and I'm not that wonderful with time management either.

    Like I said in an earlier post, I'm just not that excited about talking about our Flag.
     
  9. Major

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    The Inquisition and Pope Gregory IX make for interesting study. I also enjoy(ed) reading about Charlemagne.
     
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    Henry VIII and the start of the Tudor Dynasty are my favorite.
     
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    You teach some interesting subjects Brendan...... I need to sub for you. (I might just give up math for a year.)

    Will your district pay mileage --- Colorado to MA?...:lol:
     
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    Looking forward to teaching chess and chess strategies, the writing process, and using Junior Great Books for the 2nd year. I'm also excited about my read aloud time since I took time this summer to organize the best books available. I'm also going to use Talents Unlimited techniques more. If I have time I have an interactive unit on algebra and hatch chicks again in the spring.
     
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    I was just asked to record the Prologue to Canterbury Tales since I'm the only teacher who can recite the first 18 lines in Middle English. Thank you, Mrs. Bintner, for making your students memorize it!
     
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    I love the Canterbury Tales! I'd love to hear you recite the lines.
     
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    What's really fun is reading the Miller's Tale...

    Te-he, quod she, and clapt the window to.
     
  16. iheart5thgrade

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    Can't wait for geometry to start...

    Love the geometry walk around campus
    Making my classroom floor into a Cartesian plane....
    Having a geometric figures "cake walk" activity
    Kids make their Math Monsters

    I wish I was as excited about the fraction unit as I am geometry!
     
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    Miller's Tale, alas, is too filthy for some of our students. We're barely getting away with Wife of Bath's Tale.

    If I can figure out how to post an mp3 I will post my Prologue recitation!
     
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    I'm actually interested in implementing the "Corrective Reading" program. Social studies and science are on the back burner this year. :(
     

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