Friday, July 20, 2012

Teaching Without the Internet

I've often thought "How did teachers plan before the internet existed?" I'm not creative enough to come up with all of the wonderful things I've found online. I use it for everything. I, as everyone else, am addicted to pinterest. Here are two projects I found and then made for my classroom.

This is the first time I am writing a blog using this app so the pics may not have worked. Don't worry. I will get them up soon :)

I have a question for all of my wonderful followers. What is your policy on pencils? I hate being so petty about something so simple but there HAS to be an idea out there that works. Just to give some background, I teach 4th and 5th grade. Students switch classes. I collect all students' pencils on the first day of school. I pass a pencil out on Monday morning to my homeroom so they can at least start out the week with a new pencil. I go through all of those pencils PLUS the thousand I purchase by January. I've tried different ideas like having a sharpened and unsharpened bin like others but my kids steal all of the pencils. What fabulous idea works for you?


  1. My pencils disappeared until I had my kids keep their own. Then they become possessive and don't let it out of their sight.

    Maybe you could label the pencils in some way - sharpie or masking tape so you know who turned it in and whose went missing.

  2. You have so many great ideas! I am your newest follower and a fellow 4th grade teacher! I found you one Teaching Blog Addict. Come check out my blog:
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