She says parents need to do a better job at home feeding their children healthy foods.“I volunteered in a kindergarten classroom this year and you would not believe the crap people send in with their kids for lunch,” says Martin.
College commencements are in the air, and while the thoughts of some new teacher graduates are no doubt turning to the beach or summer jobs, other freshly minted educators are already envisioning their first classrooms full of students, each with his or her own special learning needs.
Here's a look at what's included in my birthday bags.
Better check with the teacher before sending your child to school with birthday cupcakes for the class this year.
More specifically, items to be bagged up as student birthday gifts. Finally, they get a super fun pencil and a mini container of bubbles.
I was going to save the project for summer, but I figured now is as good a time as any! Thankfully, they have had them for a few years now, but of course, any fun, cute pencil would work here (I've used basic mechanical pencils in the past and they were a hit too).
It’s an exciting but also anxious time, as the experienced professionals in the Teacher Leaders Network know well.
So for those early birds lucky enough to have found a teaching position in the current down-sized economy and eager to begin, we offer our first Teaching Secrets article of 2010, tailored to the particular needs of new teachers in the “tween” grades.
“Our culture can’t get together without eating and having drinks.
We say, ‘Let’s create some new traditions.”’The state’s new nutrition guidelines for public schools do not outright ban food at birthday party celebrations, but they will definitely restrict the types of food that can be served.