Recently, I co-coordinated the third grade winter party for my son and his classmates -- we set up stations and did lot of different activities over the course of the two hour event. The biggest hit of the party was our photo booth (thanks to Corey for the fabulous idea). When initially exploring how to make a photo booth happen, I started pricing instant photo printers, but quickly realized I didn't want to spend that kind of money on this party. So, in an "aha" moment, I figured out how bring a photo booth to life digitally. It was remarkably easy to set up and to present live -- as the pictures were taken -- in each classroom using Google. And there are a plethora of ways to incorporate a photo booth into your classroom, library, or other school event.
Happy New Year! What better way to start the new year than with a Take5 (okay, it's really a Take9 because we just couldn't stop once we started) focused on all things kindness related? In 2018, let's help one another promote kindness, empathy and caring in our classrooms, within the hearts of our students, and in our school communities. 2018, we've got this.
Happy Almost New Year! This week we are reposting a timely blog post from last year: Forget the New Year's Resolution; Try a Teaching Intention. I believe that if you are looking to inspire your teaching practice that this is a helpful approach. This year my intention is to teach each and every second with empathy. Life is so complicated; and every interaction with kids and our community counts. I want each child to know that I see them as an individual, with their own story and their own set of circumstances.
So what will be your teaching intention for 2018? Read the post, share, and let us know what your teacher intention is. We'd love to hear from you!
.This week we are focusing on party planning, especially for elementary classrooms. Maybe that's because both of us are in the midst of planning/helping with our own children's winter parties. We know that sometimes teachers are the planners and sometimes parents are the planners; sometimes it's very much a joint effort. We wanted to give everyone a list of party ideas for different seasons in the hopes that it can be a resource for future planning or spark ideas. We have collected these ideas from years of attending and helping with kid parties, and in conversation with other educators. We'd love to grow this list, so if you have an idea to share please post it in the comments.
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