Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Thumbs up Thumbs down #16

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Another Thursday, another Thumbs up Thumbs down post. Read here for the back story of why I started this.

I found some great posts this past week, I hope I share something you haven't seen yet :)

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My first Thumbs up goes to Amanda from A Very Curious Class and her post called Kindergarten Writing Makes Me Smile. I love the book she used and her students' writing is adorable. Go see the hard work her kiddos have produced.



Jen from the Go To Teacher has a Thumbs up post called My Inquiry Into Conferring. She has SOOOO many great ideas and examples, that whether you are an old pro at conferring or struggling through, you just might pick up that certain something that you didn't know you were missing!

Sea Bear's Kindergarten has a fantastic post called Classroom Management using Post-Its and a Cell Phone. Many times you have a classroom behavior system that works great and then all of a sudden it doesn't really mean much to the students. This post by Christina will give you one more sure fire way to tame that behavior...a definite Thumbs up!

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Thumbs up to my peaceful mornings as I take my 2 mile walk...it is such a wonderful way to start my day!

thumbs down Thumbs down to the price of gas! Why is it so high? What is it in your area?
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Thumbs down to those teachers that "just don't feel like teaching" something. My daughter's English teacher decided to just show the movie The Great Gatsby because she just didn't feel like teaching it. Madison started the year excited at the thought of getting to read this book, now she is on her own if she really wants to read it.




Your turn!


10 comments :

  1. How sad that the teacher didn't want to teach The Great Gatsby! I remember reading it in high school and loving it enough to read it just last year. I have it on my nook and plan to read it again in the next few years!

    Enjoy those two miles walks! I wish I could get up a little later to actually walk outside, but reading a good book on the treadmill is wonderful too!

    Andrea
    Reading Toward the Stars

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    1. Hi Andrea,
      I never read Gatsby but my best friend is a High School English teacher and that is the book she loves to teach, so my daughter had such high expectations...so sad!
      I sure do enjoy those walks, nothing like being outside at 5:30 in the morning!!
      Enjoy your weekend!
      Shawna

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  2. Kudos to you and your 2 mile walk!! And Boo to that teacher! I <3 reading your thumbs up, thumbs down each week. Thanks!!

    -Ciera
    adventuresofroom129.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Ciera,
      Thanks, I have fun writing them :) I really LOVE walking early (5:30) in the morning...there is nobody out!
      Enjoy your weekend!
      Shawna

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  3. That is a HUGE thumbs down about the Gatsby ... really? Watch the movie?? Talk about a turnoff ... ugh. YAY for your morning walks; I am envious but I will eventually be able to power walk like that again.

    Thumbs up that my hard purple wrist cast was removed but thumbs down that I have 12-16 weeks of PT in front of me ... I've decided PT really stands for personal torture .... thumbs up that the replacement brace I'm now wearing is removable.

    And thumbs way up to you!!

    Barbara

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    1. Hey Barbara,
      So glad to hear the cast is off! 12-16 weeks is a long time...but so worth it, even if it is personal torture :) I am so glad to hear you on the mend!
      Enjoy your weekend!!
      Shawna

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  4. The book is always better than the movie! It was my favorite book in high school.

    Kudos to you for getting up and walking. I have been thinking that I should start swimming in the morning. Love you!

    Terri
    KinderKapers

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    1. Terri,
      You should definitely start, then you don't have to think about working out for the rest of the day, it's done!
      Shawna

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  5. EEEK!! I cannot stand when teachers decide to just show the movie instead of teaching it!!! :) This is such a cute idea. I'm your newest follower!

    Brittany
    http://thesuperheroteacher.blogspot.com/

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    1. Welcome Brittany, thanks for becoming a friend!
      Shawna

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