Ms. Pat's ELA classes have gone on an adventure to the Starbucks Writing Cafe. The 3rd-4th grade class has learned how to express themselves with Opinion Writing. Using O.R.E.O. the 3rd and 4th grade class has learned to state their O.pinion, give R.easons, have E.xamples and conclude with restating the O.pinion in a new way. The 5th graders have studied a text describing how @sta@starbucks has started a delivery service with Uber eats. They had to read, analyze, and write an essay expressing their opinion on whether the service will become successful or not. Starting with their introductions, a hook, Body of the essay, and conclusion. The students must earn their lids, cups, sleeves, and finally the cocoa!(Cups, sleeves, lids courtesy of @starbucks Content via @lilmissteach #privateschoolrocks #privateeducation #iteach #getyourteachon #differentiatedlearning
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The little things in life that make everything worth while ❤️🌿 students gifts are the sweetest thing, this kiddo said she had her dad cut this off the tree this morning to give to me 🥰 #littlethings #studentgifts #teachergifts #flowers
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One size definitely doesn’t fit all when it comes to teaching your different classes. Every class from K-5th is filled with completely different personalities, giftings, and abilities, and trying to do things the same way with each class is like trying to shove a square peg into a round hole. . For example...you can have two different classes of 2nd grade. One class makes you feel like teacher of the year every day, two classes do a pretty good job, and then there’s that other class. You know the one I’m talking about. It feels like no matter what you do, it’s just not working and they aren’t responding. We ALL have these classes come through the music room and it definitely keeps you on your toes (to put it nicely.) . So, what do you do? You teach them music! Maybe this doesn’t look the same as teaching music to the other classes, but you teach them the way THEY learn, not the way YOU teach. If they can’t handle doing instruments, movement, and learning a new round all in one class period, slow it down for them and simplify things. Try new things and keep trying until you find what works. Eventually, you’ll figure out how to teach this class and they’ll in turn start responding to you better and want to learn music. . Are there classes you’ve had to change things up with a little bit? If so, what have you done and has it worked for you?
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Don’t you just love my lunchbox! Are you ready to GET YOUR TEACH ON!! Are any of you going to GYTO NATIONALS in June? I will definitely be there! Let me know if any of you will be there so that we can have a meet and greet!! #gyto #getyourteachon #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #tea#teachersforteachers #teachersforteachers #makinglearningfun #ivegotthemagic
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Homework isn’t my favorite thing but as SOLs quickly approach I feel the pressure to give them more than usual for the extra practice. To reward those that put that extra work in they get a ticket to put into a prize basket where one name is chosen at the end of the week...and for that I’ll happily be pied in the face 🤣#setthestagetoengage #gyto #getyourteachon #piefacechallenge #upperelementary #teacherslife
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It's crazy to think that summer break will be here soon. One thing I send home with my students over the summer is a spiral notebook with journal strips. They love having a notebook. I encourage them to write and read daily. The journal strips provide ideas if they need inspiration. I encourage my students to come back and show me their notebook next year. They love that! http://bit.ly/1T1pkSC #journals ⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ ⁣ #tea#teachersfollowteachers #tea#teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #ite#iteacht #iteach1st #teachermomentswithtpt #iteach #teachersoftpt #instagoodteachers #iteachtoo #classroom #fir#firstgrade #teacherlife #theteacherbag #teacherspayteachers #tpt #teachergram #classroomideas #ins#instantlyinspired #getyourteachon #teachers #homeschool #teachersofinstagram #iteachk #kindergarten #firstgrade #instantlyinspired
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We’ve got less than 3 weeks until STAAR testing round 2! How are you keeping your students engaged?! Even during the most stressful time of the year, we can still have fun and ROCK out! Check out my Rock the Test Transformation Pack on TPT for tons of editable activities and ideas for a jammin’ review! Link in profile!
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This Focus Spray is magic!! The kids really think that it makes them focus better and so far... IT DOES!!! They ask for it all the time and a huge plus is that it smells unbelievable!!!! It’s amazing what one little thing can do to change their mindset! I will definitely be spraying it around the room before their state testing this week! What little tips and tricks do you have up your sleeve?? Let me know in the comments below ! 👇 . . . #teachersfollowteachers #teacherhack #focus #whateverittakes #iteach4th #iteachtoo #teachyourheartout #getyourteachon #bathandbodyworks
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