Saturday, June 27, 2015
MzTeachuh: Want To Tip Your Toes In The Water? Bet Cezanne Di...: Paul Cezanne, The Bay of Marseilles, Seen from L'Estaque , c. 1885 Loving the summer blue of the sky and water. Would you like to...
|Paul Cezanne, The Bay of Marseilles, Seen from L'Estaque, c. 1885|
Loving the summer blue of the sky and water. Would you like to take a walk down the hill to the water? Let's go, I can hear the music from the cafe, we can get a croissant and 'Je voudrais un cafe au lait s'il vous plait.'
French Music & French Cafe: Best of French Cafe Music (French Cafe Accordion Traditional Music)
7 Apps for Student Creators
What Stealing Cookies Teaches Us About Young Children and Empathy
10 Common Myths About Your Child’s Rights
Kill the motor, dude. Find out what your kids can do on their own
100 (Free) Ways To Learn to Speak Another Language
Peer to Peer Learning: Benefits, Best Practices and Tools
Spicing Up Student Learning With History and STEM Podcasts
“Focusing ‘More On What Goes Right Than On What Goes Wrong'”
Anti-Bullying Strategies to Advocate for Students
MzTeachuh: Summer Activity: How Does Your Garden Taste?: (from top L) Rosemary oregano, sweet marjoram,sage at the bottom. What is a full-on sensory experience in your backyard? Gardening! Y...
|(from top L) Rosemary oregano, sweet marjoram,sage at the bottom.|
What is a full-on sensory experience in your backyard? Gardening! You can spice up your life through the tastes, smells and textures, get exercise through digging and squeezing the soil through your fingers, and feel the wind and sunlight, listen to the birds, see the sunrise (morning people), the sunset (night people) and generally be a citizen of nature in good standing--there in your backyard (or deck, patio, or even windowsill.)
|In the grocery store!|
Where do I find something to plant in the garden? Home and garden stores, even your grocery stores, frequently have living plants in the veggie area, such as rosemary, mint, and more. They aren't much trouble to grow, neither are tomato or squash plants.
|Violas in a garden salad.|
Cooking With Your Own Herbs From the Garden
Even flowers like violas are edible! Who knew? Violas have a faint radishy taste.I sprinkled Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing over this salad. We liked it quite well, and, of course, it is beautiful.
Let's Go Mexican! Use Herbs From Your Garden
|Chives, oregano and marjoram.|
|Grow some peppers!|
|Tortilla Feliz (Happy Tortilla) I learned to make my own! |
This is who came out!
|Fresh Sweet Basil, oregano, garlic. Yummy.|
Cooking really helps keep the summer slide at bay, too, using all that math. Measuring math (especially fractions), time measurement, and then you get to eat the result. That's the best STEM ever!
Your Own Home Grown Herbs! Let's Go Italian!
|Garlic, easy to grow-vibrant when fresh!|
Garlic is really, really easy to grow. So delicious. How many recipes love a clove of garlic? And it keeps vampires away, too. what a health benefit!
1. Differentiating Instruction: Meeting Students Where They Are
2. What Is Differentiated Instruction?
3. Differentiated Instruction and Implications for UDL Implementation
4. Differentiated Instructionhttp://www.ascd.org/research-a-topic/differentiated-instruction-resources.aspx
5. Differentiation Teaching, Learning, Instruction and Response to Intervention(RtI )
6. Differentiating Instruction:
Rethinking Traditional Practiceshttp://www.bertiekingore.com/diffinstruct.htm
7. differentiating instruction is...http://caroltomlinson.com/
Teaching Kindness: More Than a Random Act
Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying
The Golden Rule Across Cultures (World Religions Series)
GUIDE TO IMPLEMENTING PAY IT FORWARD DAY IN SCHOOLS
Lessons and Activities for Teaching Respect
Random Acts of Kindness: How can our lesson plans make a difference in your classroom?
Teaching Is...Soothing the Soul (SEL)
Maybe It’s Time To Stop Talking About Bullying, And Talk Kindness Instead
Nature, My Garden and Me: Kids and the Garden-Projects for Summer: Red, white and Blue Color Bowl for the Summer Children And Vegetable Gardens: How To Make A Vegetable Garden For Kids http://www.gard...
Friday, June 26, 2015
Why Self-Publishing May Be the Best Writing Lesson Ever
Simple Music Integration for Primary Classrooms
What Schools Hope to Achieve by Making Computer Science Widespread
Districts report ‘major problems’ finding Common Core resources
Parents: Your Kid Loses Kills Over the Summer, But Mine Doesn't
Teaching Is Harder–And More Rewarding–Than Ever
Exercising Early in Life Yields Rewards in Adult Years
Study on Minorities in Special Education Proves Provocative
Hook Kids on a Book Series! We Add Accessibility
Creating a Warm and Friendly School Environment
Parents: Your Child Loses Skills Over Summer, But Mine Doesn’t - See more at: http://www.educationnews.org/parenting/parents-your-child-los
MzTeachuh: Summer Activity: Way Too Hot? Read These: 1935 film about Jack London’s book “The Call of the Wild,” featuring Clark Gable and Buck. Any book set in Alaska by Jack London will ...
MzTeachuh's Enjoying Cooking and Gardening: Flower of the Week: Moss Roses (Portulaca) 6/28/13...: These vibrant flowers are fascinating for kids. Moss Roses are photosensitive, closing at night. One plant will have many blossoms of var...
Thursday, June 25, 2015
MzTeachuh: MzTeachuh's Top Posts of the Week 6/26/15: Barbeque or Cookout? http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/06/mzteachuhs-enjoying-cooking-and_20.html Trouble Don't Last Alwa...
Trouble Don't Last Always
Educational Links 6/23/15
Hot Off The Griddle Ed Links
Next School Year...STEM to STEAM
Precious Lord, Take Me Home
Summer Bump Not Slump: History Prep? Watch These
Educational Links 6/21/15
5:36 am Sunrise (Monet and Grieg)
Thanks to our international readership. It is a privilege to serve you. USA, France, Germany, Russia, HongKong, Greece, India, UK, Canada, Portugal.
MzTeachuh's Classroom: Principal's Suggestion Box Letter #5: These letters are absolutely fictional (to protect the innocent and not-so-innocent.) But, with the hint of truth, maybe we can make som...
MzTeachuh: Summer Bump Not Slump: History Prep? Watch These: Getting Back to Roots http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2009/09/getting-back-to-roots-alex-haley%E2%80%99s-epochal-novel-roots-celebrates-i...
Documentaries and dramatic interpretations of history provide a different passage for the march of history to enter our minds. These are just a few very effective choices to angle in on historical periods. Some are historical fiction, some highlight the great historical minds of our times, and others are time machines that transport us into the past. Then, of course, there's always the History Channel.
Roots (TV miniseries)
Fall of Eagles
Jesus of Nazareth (miniseries)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_of_Nazareth_%28miniseries%29
The World at War
The Story of India
Cadfael (TV series)
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (PBS)
Tora! Tora! Tora!
John Adams (miniseries)
And, just for variety and imagination (that's what the Sixties and Seventies had), let's watch--
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930 film)
MzTeachuh: White Fang, by Jack London: Great Summer Read: White Fang illustration by Kako White Fang by Jack London: Great Summer Read Its like a hundred degrees outside. Even video games are...
|White Fang illustration by Kako|
Jack London will take you on an adventure anywhere, anytime. Boy or girl from grade 6 up will enjoy this, and you may even choose to go on the adventure, too, and share the reading. London's great talent at creating setting can give you goosebumps like its forty below when its July 10th and 97 degrees in the shade. White Fang, like the companion Yukon book The Call of the Wild, both really take you to the Gold Rush in Alaska in the 1890's. Maybe because Jack London, never one to be a wimp, actually lived in the ultra-rugged region himself. Here's more about him.
It is still unbelievably difficult to get there and stay, but Jack's cabin is there for the visiting if you are a hearty soul. Or you can check out these websites:
|The She-Wolf leads the pack.|
|White Fang is the lead|
Here is an online link with White Fang. The titles of the chapters are compelling just by themselves.
Jack London has numerous stories you may be interested in sharing with a youngster from middle to high school.
This is an online collection:http://london.sonoma.edu/
|The dog wonders at the man's actions.|
|Maybe not such a good idea||.|
These stories bring up themes of survival of the fittest and of man's inhumanity to man and animal, of course. But there are also rich veins of kindness to be mined, and gold nuggets of friendship and loyalty.
My family and my classes have made visits to Wolf Mountain Sanctuary here in Southern California. There are even movie star wolves there! Check it out, you may wish to contribute for their upkeep.
|White Fang, the adventure hero!|