Monday, September 3, 2012

Need a Good Joke? And Other Good Thoughts Tweets of the Day 9/3/12

Teachers, always good for a laugh.

1.  Top 20 Teacher Jokes 

http://www.teachhub.com/top-20-teacher-jokes 

2. Guided Reading with Jenna Complete Lesson

Grade 5, ELA, Differentiation 
 

3. The 2 Hottest Educational Social Networks You’re Not Yet Using

http://edudemic.com/2012/09/the-2-hottest-educational-social-networks-youre-not-yet-using/ 

4. School Attendance Push To Impel Importance Of Going To Class Prized By Students, Educators

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/03/new-attendance-push-prize_0_n_1851862.html 

 5. 'Food Hubs' Connect School Districts With Farmers

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/03/food-hubs-connect-school-_n_1851863.html 

6.  Making the Leap to Socratic Seminars

http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2012/08

/22/tln_ely_socratic.html?tkn=YXCFRbB8rSULfdLDKZhNfcH5E2kER9Zd%2BSfz&cmp=clp-sb-ascd 

7. Should I Be Concerned?

http://www.ncld.org/parents-child-disabilities/ld-testing/should-i-be-concerned 

This is a checklist; promise not to panic, but simply take a look.

Preschool

In Preschool, did your child have:


  • Problems pronouncing words?
  • Difficulty finding the right word?
  • Difficulty making rhymes?
  • Trouble learning numbers, alphabet, days of the week, colors and shapes?
  • Trouble concentrating?
  • Trouble interacting with peers?
  • Difficulty following directions or learning routines?
  • Difficulty controlling pencil, crayons, scissors?
  • Difficulty with buttoning, zipping, tying skills?

Grades K-4 

Does your child. . .


  • Have trouble learning the connection between letters and sounds?
  • Confuse the reading of basic words? (run, eat, want)
  • Make consistent reading and spelling errors?
  • Experience difficulty learning basic math concepts?
  • Have trouble learning about time?
  • Take a long time to learn new skills?
  • Have trouble remembering facts?

Grades 5-8

Is your child having difficulty...


  • With reading comprehension or math skills?
  • With letter sequences? (soiled for solid, left for felt)
  • With prefixes, suffixes, root words and other spelling strategies?
  • Organizing his/her bedroom, notebook, papers, and desk?
  • Time management?
  • Keeping up with papers or assignments?
  • With handwriting?
  • Understanding oral discussions and expressing thoughts aloud?
Thank you, George.

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