Posts Tagged ‘Teachers’


June 16, 2009 Leave a comment

Oh Hai!

This one is for kids and teachers everywhere!


Have a great summer!

Thank You For Your Consideration,

The Graham Ten


Now For Something a Little Less Cute

Oh Hai!

I just heard something on the radio that made me scratch my head and wonder just exactly who in Washington State Government has their head up their arse.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love living here, I just don’t respect our state government much.  First they vote to balance the budget by making massive cuts in essential services like say, education.  Now I am biased because I am a teacher, but do we really want to doom the next generation to dunderheadedness (my own term)?  Then it’s announced that the next cost cutting measure involves cutting way back on supervising criminals that have been released from prison.  Huh?  To exactly who does that sound like a good idea?  And you just know that some congressperson’s pork project to measure the flatulence of cows and its effects on global warming is still being funded.  Now I understand the priorities.  It is okay to produce poorly educated citizens who might turn to crime and then poorly supervise those criminals so they commit worse crimes.  However, cow farts, that’s important.  What’s next?  No police or fire people?  But artificially inseminating salmon and a tunnel no one wants, those stay.

Thank You For Your Consideration,

The Graham 10

There Goes the Ozone Layer

There Goes the Ozone Layer

Yet Another Timeline

April 13, 2009 Leave a comment

You might think I am obsessed with timelines along with TBTL Et. Al.   The thing is that my students enjoy using computers, and I am always looking for ways to incorporate them in teaching.  Since I was already doing a timeline in Drama, I figured why reinvent the wheel for my American Social Studies classes.  The topic we are studying, Jefferson and the Lewis and Clark Expedition, really lends itself to a map and timeline project.  This template I created myself.  It involves students adding events and dates along the map.  They must also include a picture and a short, imaginative diary entry.  If the template lends itself to a lesson you are teaching, feel free to use it.