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Best of Overheard 2016 Edition

We love to eavesdrop on our students for the pure joy of hearing them say something we can post online (usually out of context for a greater laugh). Our students are clever, funny and make the daily grind so worth it.

This year we’ve taken our top ten overheard quotes and are going to tell you the story behind the quote. These ten got the most likes and comments on Instagram in 2016.  Be ready to laugh!

Do you want to read more? Check out all of our other overheard quotes and feel free to pass them along to your friends who need a laugh.

 

 

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Sniff the Crayon

CrayonTeachers out there know that smell…the new crayon. It’s still perfect. It still has all its paper wrapping and is perfectly pointy. It hasn’t rubbed up against other crayons and gotten dirty. It hasn’t been dropped on the floor, or broken in half or left in the lost and found bin with a bunch of broken crayons. And if you close your eyes and take a whiff of that new crayon, you can still transport yourself back to your childhood. For teachers, the crayon smell is a high. For students, not so much.

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Five Things We’ve Found in Our Desk

Things in My DeskBeing that it’s the last week of school, it is a good time to have students clean out their desks. I did the same and here are some of the random things I found in my desk this year.  (Us ninjas have separate desks, so there’s the possibility of a sequel.) Here are some of the most interesting things I found.

 

 

 

 

 

Slide21. Chocolate covered pretzels. I always keep an emergency snack in my desk in case I need a chocolate fix.  Uh, it’s no longer there.

Ninja Note: get more chocolate covered pretzels.


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Report Card Repertoire: What You Wish You Could Say

Report Card Repertoire: What You Wish You Could Say

That dreaded time of year has arrived yet again…report cards! It should get easier every year but we are finding that it is getting more difficult.  We teach a very well educated demographic of parents who are generally very concerned about the grade 4/5 report card because after all it could change the course of their child’s life right? They read into every comment likes it’s a secret code. Well, in a way they actually have become so. When was the last time you were able to actually say what you mean on the report card? Pull out your tattered thesaurus and get your wordsmithing skills sharpened and get writing. Here are some examples: Continue Reading

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Ways to Save a Buck (AKA Ninjas are Thrifty!)

 

TitleSlideNinjas are thrifty and we like to reuse as much as possible, so here are our top five ways to reuse your back to school gear and save some money at the same time.

Repurpose your old borders and signs.  You probably have some of those old borders or signs that are looking tattered or faded.  Try cutting out the little pictures (or better yet have some older students volunteer their time) to reuse.  We use these little pictures for all kinds of things: game pieces, name tags, labels and my personal favourite-classroom sign out.

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5 Apps Teachers Wish Existed

Five Apps Teachers Wish Existed

Sometimes us teachers could use a hand keeping things under control in the classroom. Even better, us teaching ninjas need to use our time effectively, so here are our FIVE best ideas for million dollar apps that someone NEEDS to create!

  • Automute: Turn the sound off on any students overusing their precious voices. It could also be used on spouses widening the market.

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