Cool 'Back To School' Lesson Plan
Any teachers out there looking for a very cool back to school writing assignment?
I did this last year with my 8th graders - and they LOVED it! Okay... not all of them loved it.
It pushed a lot of 13/14 year olds way out of their comfort zone - but that is GOOD!
Scott, Nick and I were driving home from looking at colleges last summer... and with a
little help from Johnny Cash... this *fun* idea popped into my head. It became a group
project when Scott started singing the first stanza - and I had to quickly write it down:
Well the last day of school in the middle of June (a)
And I didn’t know what I was gonna be doin’ (a)
But I knew I wanted the summer to be the best there ever was (b)
So I set my sights on some adventurous fun (c)
I lathered up with sunscreen and headed out in the sun (c)
And soon was doing just what a young kid does (b)
The kids had to then write about their adventurous summer - using a specific rhyming pattern,
and then they had to get up and sing it/say it/rap it to their classmates to the music of
"One Piece at a Time" by Johnny Cash. Check it out! It was extremely entertaining!
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Happy Fourth Y'all!
Happy Fourth of July everyone! I am so happy to live in the GREATEST COUNTRY in the world.
This article came out on July 1 and hit very close to home. I have recently transitioned out of the classroom and am at home building lesson plans for teachers - not only in the United States - but around the world.
Scott and I went to Nashville last year to the Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT) annual convention. I met some wonderful people who taught me how to do it, and I came home and worked on my store all year. Each time I did an awesome lesson with my students - I posted it in my store. And they started selling!!
It was a big decision to leave the classroom, but the opportunity to stay home and build this business while spending more time with my husband and kids outweighed being in the classroom.
Enjoy the beach, a BBQ or where ever life leads you today.
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