Tuesday, July 3, 2012

More Things Teachers Should Do in the Summer

More ideas to answer, 

"What should teachers do in the summer?"

1.  READ

Some of our favorites include:
The Essential 55 by Ron Clark
If You Can't Manage Them, You Can't Teach Them by Kim Campbell & Dr. Kay Herting
Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 by Rafe Esquith

2.  SHOP

Hobby Lobby (new teacher's section, science experiments, brain games)
Dollar Tree (fake crows, stuff for Honor Roll parties, changes seasonally, everything is only $1)
World Market (cultural stuff to show when reading missionary stories, kites, games)
RC Reptiles online (nice mail company, interesting school pets)
Ken's Joys in Lancaster, PA
Whole Earth Provision Company (kites for ceilings, interesting games)  
Petsmart (fish aisle and reptile endcap)
Goodwill (all of the above, except the reptiles)

3.  Listen 

Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute Choir
Oasis Chorale
JW Pepper's SATB sacred selections