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My "Trick" that I learned this week that I would like to share is:
It's a FREE app/service that allows you to text your parents without entering phone numbers - even yours!
I love this app because I can send little reminders like "Homework due tomorrow" and I know they get it almost instantly - no hoping they check their e-mail!
Check out their website - www.remind.com
(And no, I was not asked to do this or paid to share - this is just my opinion.)
So as you may know, I am a middle school teacher. For the past 5 years I have been officially a special needs teacher, but am certified in Elementary Education, English 6-12, ESOL K-12, and Exceptional Education K-12 so I can teach a variety of things.
This year, I was asked to "temporarily" teach 2 classes of regular 8th grade ELA because we have more students than we expected. I agreed (because I love ELA!) but the new teacher we hired is better suited for working with our toughest kids so I am staying with the ELA classes. I am just glad to have it finally settled so I can FOCUS!
The Springboard by the College Board is our textbook. Anyone else use this book?
So now that I know what I'm doing, I am ready to implement lots of great things I have been collecting! First up -
We had our first practice writing assessment - and it was hard! We definitely have a lot of work to do and I think this will help us.
If any of you have any ideas of how to best implement this, I welcome your ideas! :)
Last up is a personal item - this is my "baby" who just turned 11. He's playing Pop Warner Football for the first time this season and I am a proud Mama. :)
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