November 2008
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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.5 No.11 November 2008

Cover Story by Kioni Carter
A Reflection of Me:
Why My Students Disrespected Me

Kioni shares her experiences with the “bottom class" and reveals the trials and triumphs of inspiring them to become the "top class"!

Harry & Rosemary Wong: Effective Teaching
A School That Achieves Greatness

»Words—Are We Teaching the Right Ones?Cheryl Sigmon
»What, Me Worry?Sue Gruber
»20 Ideas for Teaching Citizenship to ChildrenLeah Davies
»On “The Coattails of Affinities”Todd R. Nelson
»People Do Better When They Feel GoodMarvin Marshall
»The Busy Educator's Monthly FiveMarjan Glavac
»Dear Barbara - Advice for SubsBarbara Pressman

»$8 a Gallon Creates Jobs in Denmark
»Thoughts about Gratitude
»Labels Are For the Jelly Jar
»Cheating and the 'Net Generation
»November 2008 Writing Prompts
»The Economy, The Great Depression, Money Matters – Lessons & Resources
»Using Photography To Inspire Writing

»A printable story, The Turkey and the Pumpkin
»Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes for Teachers
»Today Is... Daily Commemoration for November 2008
»School Photographs for November 2008
»Lessons, Resources and Theme Activities: November 2008
»Video Bytes: Guided Reading FAQ; Tour of Solar System; Wikis; How We Elect and More
»Live on Teachers.Net: November 2008
»The Lighter Side of Teaching
»Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers
»If you were given a magic wand...


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Cover Story by Kioni Carter

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Contributors this month: Kioni Carter, Marvin Marshall, Cheryl Sigmon, Marjan Glavac, Todd R. Nelson, , Leah Davies, Barbara Pressman, Tim Newlin, Bill Page, James Wayne, Hank Kellner, , Barb Stutesman, Ron Victoria, , and YENDOR.

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Classroom Photos

School Photographs for November 2008

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November 1, 2008

My classroom

This was taken from the door to the hall.

I've got 24 kiddos (13 fourth, 11 fifth), and I'm in WA. As far as plans for the combo... reading and writing will be together (so easy to differentiate in the workshop style) and we are departmentalizing for social studies and science so my fifth graders will go to other rooms and I'll have just fourth grade.

Math... that is what is keeping me up at night. I'll be doing a LOT of pre-assessment I think, and teaching what needs to be taught instead of sticking with the math book/standards. What else can I do? I shudder at the thought of 'teach one group while the other works quietly' model. I may end up there, but I'd like to avoid being two people at once. LOL!

shaking in her boots and hoping parents don't notice.

Here is the front of my room from the door. My class is a 4/5 split this year.

This one shows the middle of the room. My desk is in the back. The bulletin boards on the far wall are for reading.

Here is part of my classroom library and my math word wall bulletin board.

Here is a close up of the reading bulletin board.

Finally, behind my door to the hall, I made 'Australia' with an area rug and bean bags. I put up a pull shade to hide all the crud on my bookshelves. I also have a little fridge there with the lamp on it. :)

Thanks for viewing!

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