Annie Anders

Affiliation

Emma K.Doub School for Integrated Arts and Technology

Recent Posts by Annie

Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:41 AM in Summer Reading Project
Interestingly, as a teacher I've often assigned a required book and then open book list for summer reading. Now that my own children are older, I've seen how that 1 required book can actually turn into a negative reading experience. My 13 year old son can't read enough, so seeing him dread the required reading is tough. From this personal experience, this year for my students I decided to have ...

Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:47 PM in Building a Curriculum
Thanks Wendy! Those look like some great resources that you shared. You may want to check the FOSS website, http://www.fossweb.com. We've used FOSS kits, which has been aligned to the MD State Standards, for years in grades K-5. My first year using the kits I spent hours learning the investigations and organizing the materials. As we transition to NextGen, I'm not sure how FOSS will be use...

Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:31 PM in kids think I hate them?!?!
My son is at the Middle School that feeds from my Elementary School. Ever since he started MS, his overall comment was the teachers don't like the kids. It was a general observation he made from the transition between the two buildings. I've taken days off during the year to volunteer at the MS and I truly understand the situation. The middle school students shock me with their disrespect and ...