Generally I do not allow/encourage 7&8 grade boys to sing bass. Some people would suggest they should sing soprano or alto until their voices have changed. I usually let them choose the part they want to sing, but then may have them switch if I need help in another part or if that part doesn’t fit their range.
To help them sing their parts t…[Read more]
I like to send our parents a letter from their principal, if possible, during the school year. I like to enclose an article from someone else that encourages them in their support of school and in taking an active part in the education of their children.
Do any of you have suggestions for articles or maybe something you have written yourself…[Read more]
In my seventh and eighth grade class I have rarely given a student a test to retake. Our high school teachers do some retesting in some classes, but I prefer that they give an average of the two tests. Teachers have given credit for corrections done to a test. Another option we have used is giving the student an opportunity to do extra cr…[Read more]
The research paper’s basic topic is “Principals of Christian Education,” but students have also choosen their own topics within the general idea of education as well.
The books are a variety they can chiose from and includes many of the boooks suggested to beginning teachers: First Days of School, Elements of Teaching, The Handbook for Creative…[Read more]
We have a student teaching program at Berea. It is a one credit course for juniors and seniors. Students are not assigned a subject but an elementary classroom, and switches between teachers each six weeks. The teacher involves them in many areas of the classroom; teaching, grading, supervising recess, observing.
The largest portion of th…[Read more]
I use this idea in capture the flag or prisoners base. In those games the person who gets caught goes to the base on the other side. In jug a lug they could go across to a designated spot on the other side.
Jonas I am assuming this would work for 5-7 grade students for remedial reading tutoring. Would you be able to start with a advanced book or always start a student from the beginning book. We have a couple students in 7th grade we have been working with for a couple years .
One tactic we use to hinder players from guarding too closely is that the person who is caught may tag an opposing player if they come within their reach. It keeps the guard at a distance and the caught player can still contribute to the game and needs to pay attention.
Sometimes I will take a hymn I would like to sing as an arranged song, and search for the title followed with SATB. This usually brings up several options for that song. Something else that I have done with success is to pick all of my songs from one songbook . last year I used the Church Hymnal and students and their parents both enjoyed it. It…[Read more]
Darrell we design our own yearbook, save it at a PDF and have CPC in Harrisonburg print it for us. It is full color, 56 pages long; and we are purchasing them for just under $10. I am very happy with the quality of the books and the printing.
Brother Andrew and Bruchko are two I use for devotion/chapel in seventh and eighth grade. I also enjoy books from Andrew Clements especially Frindle and Janitor’s Boy. He stories are mostly about fifth or sixth grade school stories. Keith Robertson has a couple I read to my class: If Wishes Were Horses, and Henry Read Inc. The Warm Summer by Cr…[Read more]
When I gift books to my students I like to explore Ebay and abebook.com. I usually do not end up with new books, but the availability of old out of print books for very cheap is exciting. Often books are bought and shipped for around $4.