Do you like a lighthearted and fun prank? Do you have students that enjoy a good laugh? Are you looking for a way to celebrate April Fool’s Day? Were were always struggling with ways to prank our students in a fun and caring way, and we’ve come up with a few great ones over the past few years. Continue Reading
Teachers 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.
Ninjas 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.
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.
It might be obvious. We can’t be good at everything, right?
Yeah, we are not good at clip art. It’s not that we’re trying to create clip art specifically to sell. We simply wanted to create a few pieces we just couldn’t find, so we gave it a try.
One ninja may have peed herself laughing at the other ninja’s work. Continue Reading
This is a letter I wrote in my head on the way home from school the other day.
What is this “new math” of which you speak? I see the memes on Facebook and wonder, have I been teaching math wrong? Continue Reading
Sometimes it’s the students that do the teaching. Case and point…
Our class was designing a game to play during our gym class. They were working in small groups. One little boy was in a group with two girls and sat patiently listening to the girls talk back and forth about how the game should work. When they had finished talking, he Continue Reading