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AESOP

Posted by on September 29, 2014 at 1:37 pm

I’ve been on vacation for 2 weeks, exploring the Northeast. So far, I’ve gotten 7 new subbing jobs through AESOP, the substitute contact app. Two of them are teacher requests from teachers I’ve worked for in the past. I love this app! The vacation’s been great too.

Handerpants

Posted by on September 18, 2014 at 12:46 pm
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5th grade humor

Teacher Requests

Posted by on September 18, 2014 at 10:48 am

I’ve only worked seven days so far this year, but today was the third third time I was invited back by a teacher who appreciates my work and trusts that I’ll take good care of her students. Pretty gratifying. I had a couple of boys today who had some attitude issues about accepting my authority […]

Old

Posted by on September 17, 2014 at 6:22 am

Mr. Brown: I remember learning this 100 years ago. 4th grader: Oh, you’re not that old.

New School Shoes

Posted by on September 13, 2014 at 3:26 pm

After I retired at the end of the 2013-2014 school year, I found myself at loose ends. Not knowing what to do with myself, I thought I’d give substituting a try… maybe 3 or 4 days a week. I quickly found though, that I absolutely loved it! Although I don’t have the oportunity to really […]

Back in the Saddle Again

Posted by on September 8, 2014 at 8:30 pm

I’ve only worked seven days so far this year, but today was the third third time I was invited back by a teacher who appreciates my work and trusts that I’ll take good care of her students. Pretty gratifying. I had a couple of boys today who had some attitude issues about accepting my authority […]

Grandfriends Had a Grand Time

Posted by on February 15, 2013 at 2:42 pm

At this year’s Grandfriend’s Day, 4B kids had fun showing their Grandfriends a variety of educational games we play on computers and iPads and with dice and cards. Looks like fun, doesn’t it?

Kansas Day Celebration

Posted by on January 31, 2013 at 9:13 am

Fourth grade spent a wonderful Kansas Day exploring Lane University Museum and historic Constitution Hall. Our guide at Constitution Hall, historian Tim Rues, was very impressed with the depth of our students’ knowledge about Kansas history. One student who did his Famous Kansan project about Dwight Eisenhower was thrilled to find a ton of Eisenhower […]

Painting Mountains

Posted by on September 26, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Well, the landform & water body islands are a reality and have been lovingly spread with green, brown and red paint (for all the volcanoes). They’re really looking good. The next step is to label them. Mount Brendan? The Miranda Ocean?

Land Ho!

Posted by on September 21, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Island building is what 4B kids have been doing lately. As part of our unit on map skills, landforms and water bodies, students spent part of an afternoon building islands out of play dough. One of the most popular projects in all of fourth grade, these islands support volcanoes, rivers, mountains, valleys… you name it. […]