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    1 day ago

    Amazon Wish List

    The new school year is just around the corner, and like many teachers out there, I’m getting my new classroom together and struggling to cover all the supplies I need.

    So I am going to ask for help from all you lovely tumblr folks out there. If for some reason you’re rolling in the dough, or just can’t figure out how to spend your money, I know 36 students would be very grateful for your generosity!

    If you’re curious or would like to help out, check out my Amazon Wish List. You can “sort by priority,” and see what I really need, or you can sort by price (which is super helpful as well).

    And if you are able to order, please let me know who you are in the “note” section of the order so I can properly thank you!!

    Thanks everyone!

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    2 days ago

    Tuesday Translation

    el gato: the cat

    El gato es muy feo y triste.

    The cat is very ugly and sad.

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    1 week ago

    Teacher Discount at Walmart

    Whether you’re a supporter of Walmart or not, I thought I would share this link for those of you teachers looking to save a few bucks. And let’s be honest, Walmart really does have great back to school items!

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    1 week ago

    Want to support #education? Donate to Tumblr Teachers’ Classrooms!

    positivelypersistentteach:

    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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    Yes! Anything you can do to help any of these teachers (including myself) is beyond a HUGE help!

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    1 week ago

    Tuesday Translation

    telenovela: soap opera

    This student made flashcard says it all…

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    2 weeks ago

    Translation Tuesday

    entre: between

    La niña pequeña está entre los hombres gordos.

    The small girl is between the fat men.

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    2 weeks ago

    indigoproj asked

    I love reading about your adventures in teaching! I recently read that you were teaching juniors in high school. Did you see a lot of juniors stressing over the college application process?

    I did teach one period of juniors this last year as well as my first two years teaching. I can’t say they seemed stressed over college apps, much to my [this sounds bad, but] disappointment. I used to be a college recruiter prior to teaching, and junior year is probably the most important year in preparing for college. It’s the year that students should be visiting colleges and picking their top schools to apply for. By the time students are seniors, they should have their school decision made (or top few schools) and then spend this year looking for scholarships. No, it’s not law, but it would make things MUCH easier for students in the long run if they focused more like this than putting things off till last semester of senior year.

    I wish my past juniors would have taken things more seriously and stressed a bit more about their college careers. But then again, maybe they were on top of things and I just wasn’t aware of that only seeing them for one Spanish class each day.

    What are your thoughts on it, indigoproj? Also, can you tell me more about Indigo Project?

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    3 weeks ago

    The Teacher’s Prayer

    A student wrote this for me…

    Our teacher which art in school. Hallowed is thy desk. Thy schooldom come, our work be done at home as it is at school. Give us this day our daily homework, and forgive us our lost assignments as we forgive your glitched iPad. Lead us not into cheating, but deliver us from Pre-Algebra. For thine is the classroom, and the grading, and the breaks, forever and ever. Amen.

    -D__________, your favorite student

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    1 month ago

    Translation Tuesday

    gritar: to yell/scream

    ¡El niño está gritando porque no tiene manos!

    The boy is screaming because he doesn’t have hands!

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    1 month ago

    Tuesday Translation

    The students were asked…

    ¿Cuál es tu animal favorito? Di por que.

    What is your favorite animal? Tell why.

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    "How animals eat their food

    Mi animal favorito es el guepardo. El guepardo es muy rapido, [I can’t really read this and tell what it is, but it looks like…] so he spooted picles.

    Es rapido como yo.”

    Translation:

    "My favorite animal is the cheetah. The cheetah is very fast, [something else…].

    It’s fast like me.”

    And a close-up of this amazing looking cheetah…

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    1 month ago

    So this happened last night. So proud of my 8th graders, and so grateful all the planning, preparation, and programming went well. It’s a lot for one teacher!

I will miss these kids a lot. I will miss teaching junior high a lot. I cried a lot, but I am happy for what the future holds in my career.

Happy summer everyone!!

    So this happened last night. So proud of my 8th graders, and so grateful all the planning, preparation, and programming went well. It’s a lot for one teacher!

    I will miss these kids a lot. I will miss teaching junior high a lot. I cried a lot, but I am happy for what the future holds in my career.

    Happy summer everyone!!

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    1 month ago

    Tuesday Translation

    la falda: the skirt

    "Hey, Mrs. V, that’s not a tumor on her butt, it’s supposed to be a bow."

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    2 months ago

    blueeyed-wanderer-deactivated20 asked

    Hey Miss At! I've been a long time follower and admirer of your blog. I'm about to graduate with a degree in Middle School Ed. and I saw the advice you gave another aspiring teacher. You suggested volunteering in classrooms. I thought that was a great idea and want to give it a try. I have time elapsed between graduating and graduate school. What's the best way to get a spot? Should I go to a teacher, the principal/faculty, or the school district to find a volunteer spot? Thanks :)

    I wouldn’t say there’s a certain way to get a “spot,” though there may be schools out there with some sort of program like this. I would think the best way is to contact a teacher or school you know. See if they have some suggestions of getting your foot in the door, or specific classrooms to help out in.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    In reference to this post.

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    2 months ago

    katastropheking asked

    What made you become a teacher?

    I’m sure this will sound so cliche…but I wanted to be a teacher since I was four. I’m was one of those many little girls who set up her “classroom,” with all her stuffed animals seated be height, and sticker charts for each. Sure, when I was 13 I wanted to be a singer (though that is not what I would call a skill of mine…), and at 16 I thought being an interior designer would be great, but deep down I always wanted to teach.

    And now as my fourth year of teaching comes to an end, I am still really happy with my career choice! Not the most exciting story, I’m sure, but thanks for asking @katastropheking!

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