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 

2. Guided Reading with Jenna Complete Lesson

Grade 5, ELA, Differentiation 

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

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

 5. 'Food Hubs' Connect School Districts With Farmers 

6.  Making the Leap to Socratic Seminars


7. Should I Be Concerned? 

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


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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