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Charming bulletin board for first grade class

My forte as a teacher is not the decorating/bulletin boards/cutesy stuff so I was hoping to solicit input. Tomorrow we have a leadership themed walk through for the parents (it is our year-long equity theme). My class had students write about how they are a leader ("pushing in my chair, helping friends when they fall down on the playground," etc.) We took photographs of them in super hero poses with a super hero cape to go with the blurb they wrote. So they each have a little poster with their photograph as a superhero and the way they are a leader and now we need to put it up in the hall fancily. Now we need a pun or background display for their work. Like the other teachers have things like a big mirror made out of tin foil and it says, "I can see the leader in me." Stuff like that. So, super hero themed + leadership + charming but also doable within a day in terms of the decorative work load and supplies needed. Any ideas?
posted by mermily on Apr 30, 2014 - 4 answers

Help us with a good title and decor for 4th grade science fair project

We can't figure out a good title for my daughter's Science Fair Project. The school wants the 4th grade children to basically do the whole project at home with guidance from the parents. My daughter's experiment is on why apples turn brown and she is learning about why the lemon juice worked (learning about acids and bases, etc.) The poster board we will use will have a title on it. The teacher wants us to think of a good title, and it does not necessarily have to be the question, "Why do apples turn brown". It can be a clever, or interesting title that goes with the experiment. At first we thought about, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." But then we thought it was too long, and it also might be presumed that her project is about apples and how they are healthy. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Apr 24, 2014 - 20 answers

Calculating diameter and hours travel of a fictional ocean bay..

I am working on a distance measure for a sword/magic story's continent map, and I'm curious as to how wide a circular ocean's bay would be if.. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jun 16, 2013 - 8 answers

Will a carport canopy work on a slope?

Will a plastic canopy work as a carport for a driveway on a hill? [more inside]
posted by darksasami on Jun 5, 2013 - 3 answers

How do I respond to students who are unhappy with their grade?

I'm teaching a college-level creative course, and some of my students have emailed me saying they're dissatisfied with their posted grades. These students have Bs or better. Primarily I want the students to go away, but also I'd like them to understand that a B is a pretty good grade, and that the grades reflect the quality of the students' work and participation in class. I think some students expected As because it's a creative subject and (for them) an elective. Can I just not respond to these emails, or is that an instructor faux pas?
posted by Hoenikker on Jan 15, 2013 - 46 answers

The amazing world of science let me show it to you

I'd like science-, scientist-, or engineering-related book recommendations for a 9th grade student reading at a 6th-7th grade level. [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Sep 27, 2012 - 9 answers

How the hell do I teach sixth grade social studies?

How the hell do I teach sixth grade social studies? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Aug 16, 2012 - 25 answers

How can I get a hold of a brand new Lead21 Phonics Companion or Practice Companion?

Hello, How do I get a hold of a Lead21 Practice Companion or Phonics Companion for my 3rd grader? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Apr 12, 2012 - 2 answers

Second Grade Teaching Resources?

I'm used to fourth graders - what are the best resources to prepare for my first time teaching second grade? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Jul 15, 2011 - 5 answers

Grade This!

What's the best way to approach a teacher about what I feel is an unfair grade? [more inside]
posted by oceanview on Apr 8, 2011 - 38 answers

How to move past feeling like a shitty teacher

I feel awful. I adjusted my grading practices and now I have all these emails from angry students. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2010 - 65 answers

A /= B

I am a 2nd year PhD student in the sciences and believe I was given an unfair grade in a course. Please share any advice on how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2010 - 27 answers

Wood for pickling lids?

What woods can be use to make lids for pickling? [more inside]
posted by GeneticFreek on Mar 23, 2009 - 24 answers

The Mad Menagerie Manager

"The Mad Menagerie Manager imagined that he managed an Imaginary Menagerie"--who wrote this? [more inside]
posted by emhutchinson on Sep 21, 2008 - 2 answers

Fun stuff for six-year-old girls?

What should I do with eight six-year-old girls for 1.5 hours a week that targets social skills and building peer relationships? [more inside]
posted by enaira on May 23, 2008 - 8 answers

How much does a drawn on goatee influence value?

Where in Chicago can I have old baseball / sports cards graded for condition, and how much can I expect to pay for this service? [more inside]
posted by white light on Aug 24, 2007 - 6 answers

pay grade evaluation

Educate me on this one - how does HR evaluate and adjust employee pay grades? [more inside]
posted by dy on Aug 22, 2007 - 2 answers

To judge the grade of a hill I need to?

I need to be able to judge by sight the grade of a hill / road / parcel and be accurate within about 1% gradient. Is there a software tool that I can make some triangles with specific grades to use on flash cards?
posted by bigmusic on Nov 13, 2006 - 13 answers

Doomed To Sit Out?

I have a friend who is convinced, because of a combination of a breakdown of some sort and failing most of her freshman classes, that she has to sit out for something like seven years before she can go back to a University. Is this right? Is there some sort of grade forgiveness or a 'do over' button or something for getting a higher education? What's the deal? Is she forever screwed?
posted by geekhorde on Nov 5, 2006 - 26 answers

How to deal with college red tape?

I have a disgruntled professor whose only goal seems to burn every bridge in his path. Assignments that were turned suddenly aren't there, grades are arbitrarily assigned for no reason. The administration knows of this and appears to be willing to work with students but tells us we have to wait until the end of the semester for a grade appeal process... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2005 - 20 answers

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