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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tomato Tuesday

I remember an assignment I was given when I was student teaching. I was asked to write a reflection each day. The reflection had to include flowers and tomatoes. Flowers were the teaching moments that went well and tomatoes were the moments I wanted to forget! Last week, I felt like I was hit with a bushel of tomatoes. I had a substitute teacher in my room on Wednesday. I felt like it ruined the whole week. This week, I am going to try very hard to teach the concept of characterization. Not sure how it will go, but if I write my goal here it is more likely to be accomplished. Next week, I hope to share bouquets of flowers.

I am using Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Won't-Pick-Up-Toys Cure since Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is described so well in the beginning.
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  1. love the "tomatoes" and "flowers" for reflections. here's to your tomatoes sprouting flowers! although, every tomato lesson and tomato day can be turned into a learning experience...for teachers and students alike! Thanks for another mentor text idea! Mrs. H

  2. Isn't it so lame how a having a sub can kind of negatively impact the flow of the entire week? Also, when I taught (middle school language arts, 3 years) I was always amazed at how much time it took to prep for subs--especially for multiple days. Seriously took hours.

  3. Yay! Thanks for following us here! Yes, I tend to go in sick rather than spend the hours preparing work for a sub. Unless I'm feverish and horrbily contagious, of course! Christy (Although I've never had a sub experience that messed up my week. I just pick up where I left off.)