houseboatmac asked:

I just reblogged your list of classroom wish-lists, if any of you wonderful teachers find yourself with a left handed student, message me and I'll get you a pair of scissors for them. All I ask in return is that you let them write on the "wrong" side of the paper if they feel that is more comfortable. (I used to turn over my notebooks in school so I wouldn't get painful 'train tracks' on my arm, but had to stop because my teachers were tired of the punch holes being on the wrong side. )

Passing this along.   I have scissors made for left or right handed students.  In Pre-K things are more child-led than following a right or wrong way (within reason) and it wouldn’t be appropriate to force a kid to wrote with the spiral side on the “right side” if it hurt them.  Thanks for the support!

Couldn’t resist. Made two purchases on other people’s wishlist. For very different, but specific, reasons.

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Dear Tumblrverse,

Before the explanation part of this post, I need to say this so it will be in posts that are shortened by a reblog: More than anything I ask that you reblog this post so that kind millionaires  more people will see it and more support can be given.   All the Amazon wishlists and blogs are linked below the read more link!

As the new school year approaches, we are obviously in denial teachers are mentally figuring out what materials we need for the school year, what will be provided by the school or families, and what we will buy with our own money as we shop sales (if it is in our budget).  Several members of our #education community on tumblr dealt with unexpected family deaths, weather disasters, or more happy (but expensive) life achievements like getting married or having a baby.  Our pockets have been hit hard, and I think you’d be surprised how much of our own money we spend on classrooms each year.

Many of us teach in areas where our students’ families cannot help with school supplies.  In fact, as I began working on this project, every teacher I contacted to include that came from a more affluent community declined being included so that classrooms in greater need could be helped.  I am in awe of the teachers in this community.  After the jump is a list of teachers and their classroom wish lists for the upcoming year.  If you are able to, please consider supporting a teacher via their wishlist.  If you’d rather make a donation to their supply fund or send a gift card, I’m sure you could contact them and they wouldn’t turn you down.   

So after the jump are the blogs and corresponding wishlists from Tumblr’s teachers — most of the educators on this list I have personally interacted with and know them to be dedicated to their students.

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gjmueller:

Coaching parents on toddler talk to address low-income word gap

By age four, toddlers in low-income families hear 30 million fewer words than those in high-income families, according to researchers. As a result, these children tend to have smaller vocabularies and fall behind in reading. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports on one program in Providence, Rhode Island, that gets low-income parents talking more to their toddlers.

This is so great and important! (I love vocab studies and initiatives).

During the school year, I pretty much don’t delete any e-mails.

That way I can search info I need and can look back at past e-mails if I need to see if something was documented.   Right now I am enduring the task of eliminating unnecessary e-mails.

postsfromthemrs:

hisnamewasbeanni:

positivelypersistentteach:

postsfromthemrs:

hisnamewasbeanni:

positivelypersistentteach:

postsfromthemrs:

hisnamewasbeanni:

postsfromthemrs:

positivelypersistentteach:

I think hisnamewasbeanni should write me a haiku.

Hey there PPT
Beanni didn’t write you one
We’re better than him

Hey there the Mrs
(And Pablo as well I guess)
You guys can suck it

That was very rude.

How rude you may ask, good sir?
Very very rude.

And the battle begins!

I fully reject
This manipulation of
Your two followers

Whoa whoa whoa hold up.
That’s the mayor of tumblr. 
Just ask her father.

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!

Power corrupts one


Absolute power corrupts


One absolutely

I see what you did.

There, there clever boy. There, there.

Do not fear power. 

Beanni just called me
corrupt. You are dead to me

Beanni. No mas Beanni.

melbey asked:

Hi! I hope you don't mind me asking: how your South Beach Diet is going? I have found your updates to be very inspirational; I'm thinking of trying that diet as well.

It is still going well.  I gained a few lbs once I switched to Phase 2, which is to be expected since a lot of what you lose in Phase 1 is water weight.  I actually expected to gain back much more.  But I have also stayed down in the inches I lost.  Phase 2 is much more “doable,” but I find myself much more tempted since I’m not under the confines of Phase 1 if that makes sense. 

Also, I think South Beach works best with regular exercise.  I’ve been having some back and foot problems unrelated to the diet that have caused me to skip out on exercise more than I’d like — but have to to avoid an injury.  I will feel better once I get back to jazzercise.

I go back to Florida in a little less than a week and the jazzercise places in my area don’t mesh with my work hours.  Currently, I’m looking into local aerobic classes or gyms so that I can keep this up.

We have a new Rec/Community center that is halfway between where I work and live (and my commute is under 8 minutes) so I’m hopeful to do some classes after work with come co-workers who will help keep me accountable on the exercise thing.  I also know a group of gals that do Zumba after work hours in a classroom once a week, so I may join in on that until the community center opens. 

Thanks for the question.  I haven’t been posting as much mostly because I don’t want to bore people, but am happy to answer questions!

dennys:

We love you, Weird Al. ‘Cause you’re weird. And you love parodies. And so do we so we parodied your face with breakfast food. 

dennys:

We love you, Weird Al. ‘Cause you’re weird. And you love parodies. And so do we so we parodied your face with breakfast food. 

postsfromthemrs:

hisnamewasbeanni:

positivelypersistentteach:

postsfromthemrs:

hisnamewasbeanni:

postsfromthemrs:

positivelypersistentteach:

I think hisnamewasbeanni should write me a haiku.

Hey there PPT
Beanni didn’t write you one
We’re better than him

Hey there the Mrs
(And Pablo as well I guess)
You guys can suck it

That was very rude.

How rude you may ask, good sir?
Very very rude.

And the battle begins!

I fully reject
This manipulation of
Your two followers

Whoa whoa whoa hold up.
That’s the mayor of tumblr.
Just ask her father.

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!