The Write Timing

My voyage toward publication

Room 311 November 10, 2011

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about teaching.  (Um, yeah – you’re thinking – I’d hope so, as you are, in fact, a teacher.)  Very funny, but that’s not what I mean.  I’ve been thinking about one of the aspects of teaching that I simply love.  And it’s not the interacting with children and inspiring young minds, though I do ADORE that.  It’s collaboration.  Teachers are some of the best people in the world, and one of the reasons they are amazing is because they are so willing to share ideas.  I am terribly lucky to work with a what I consider the BEST team in my building (though of course, I’m partial).  We talk and bounce ideas off of each other so often, half the time I don’t remember which ideas were mine and which I “borrowed!”

Since sharing ideas is such an integral part of teaching and I know some of my teacher friends are blog followers, I thought I’d add a page for classroom ideas.  My classroom is 311 (hence the title of this page) and I felt like I needed an outlet to share some of the amazing things we do.  I contemplated beginning a second blog, before realizing that “insane” is not an adjective I’d like people to use to describe me.  Starting a second blog would have been just that.  Instead, I am going to use my existing blog, The Write Timing, to share some of these classroom ideas.  Enjoy!

Turkey Time

This bulletin board uses old ties donated by students to form the feathers of the turkey.  It’s super easy and the kids love it!

I’ve found that it works best to cut the ties in half.  Then alternate the bottom, thicker half of the tie with the top, thinner part of the tie.

A variety of colors and designs looks best!

 Happy (almost) Thanksgiving!


2 Responses to “Room 311”

  1. schmelzb Says:

    Collaborating was my fav part of teaching too. I was the media specialist and loved to share with classroom teachers and other specialists. I learned so much from my colleagues. Have a great school year. I hope you can keep up with your writing when you have many important responsibilities! Beth

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