Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Facts About Barack Obama

In honor of the inauguration, my students read a Weekly Reader about Barack Obama and then wrote some facts they learned about the new president. Below, behold the fruits of my teaching genius:

Faxe abaet Barack Obama

Barack Obama help people.
Barack obama is the first black pressidents
BrochoBomo likes basketball and he yuust to work in Illinois.
He is going to wark in the ovl ofes.
Barack Obama likes to play basketball.
Barack Obama is a war president. (a war = our)
He was bonrn in Hwye.
Barack Obama was bron in Alaska.
Obama can exercise a lot.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

They should probably switch dream jobs

Child 1: I want to be a soldier so I can help people.

Child 2: I want to be a police officer, and if a bad guys won't listen to me I will shoot them.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

How to make a classroom

I'm currently learning about optimal learning environments in my own grad school classes. I have been reading dozens of articles and books about the many things that an educator must do when trying to create an "intelligence-friendly" classroom, and fostering a supportive learning community. Just now, I read another expert article. This one, however, was written by one of my students as part of our current writing unit on narrative procedures (aka writing directions):

How to make a Classroom
1. put a lot of books
2. put senters
3. put the days of the week
4. put the belatin bord

Check, check, check, and check. My work is done.