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A Meaningful Homework Assignment for Parents

A colleague of mine lost his father not too long ago. Having lost my father, I understood what he was feeling and how he was holding on to all that was dear… He pulled, from his wallet, a tattered and… Continue Reading →

Random Grouping Cards

I love putting my students in groups! I believe that grouping students is an effective way to help students learn and it encourages student leadership. One of the easiest ways to group students is to use grouping cards. I made… Continue Reading →

Behavior Check Sheet

My first year of teaching was exciting and scary!  One of my main concerns was classroom management.  I was lucky to have a wonderful team of teachers working with me and they shared many of their systems for classroom management…. Continue Reading →

Great Day Note to Parents

Parents love to hear that their child is doing well in school. This is a cute little note to quickly let parents (and students) know that they are doing well in school.

IEP at a Glance

If you have ever read an IEP, you know it can be difficult to keep up with all of the modifications you need to make or the services you must provide. I had a hard time with all of this… Continue Reading →

Incomplete Homework Notice #1

I keep a stack (or folder) of incomplete homework notes on my desk.  When a student fails to complete their homework, I have the students complete the form and log it on my check sheet.  The student must get the… Continue Reading →

Individual Behavior Documentation

Keeping track of student behaviors is beneficial for parent conferences and evaluation for special services.  On a daily basis, I use my check sheet.  It’s quick and only takes a second to document a student’s behavior. Sometimes I am required… Continue Reading →

Parent Teacher Conference Form #2

I really enjoy parent teacher conferences. I learn a lot about students and I can usually make a connection with the parent so that we can have an open line of communication.  I’ve always used a parent teacher conference form… Continue Reading →

Parent Teacher Conference Form #1

I really enjoy parent teacher conferences. I learn a lot about students and I can usually make a connection with the parent so that we can have an open line of communication.  I’ve always used a parent teacher conference form… Continue Reading →

Speeding Ticket

I always have students who rush through their work or the writing is so sloppy that I have a hard time reading it. I few weeks ago I saw a post from Teach 123 which mentioned using a speeding ticket… Continue Reading →

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