Thursday, November 29, 2012


Here is a free I'm Done, Now What? poster that I use in my Journalism classroom. If you teach English or Journalism, it's a great idea to have something posted to cut done on questions. Click HERE to go to my TpT store and download it for free. I promise to upload the 3-stages of editing soon. Until then, enjoy!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


I first learned about Give-Me-Five from a workshop in 1999. I fell in love with it immediately. Since then, Really Good Stuff has created classroom posters with different variations of the teacher management tool. I have used it with elementary, as well as, high school kids. The little ones raised their “fives” and followed the numbers with their finger, repeating the steps after me until they learned it. Kind of like Whole Brain Teaching tactics. For high-schoolers, I had them give me a “high five” in the air and grunt to show they were paying attention. Kind of like a marine ooh-aah!

-Mrs. C J

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day is here!

I voted this afternoon. I usually do early voting but the lines weren't really that bad :) Yay! My yearbook kids have decided to put a spread in this year's book about the election. They plan to cover the election, the debates, the country being so divided, and yes, of course, the outcome. I was really impressed how much they picked up on the animosity of the candidates toward each other. I hate ugly politics and so do they apparently! I will keep you posted on their progress. Have a good night and enjoy!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Already November!

Wow! It's already November! cRaZy! The school year is flying by so fast! Classes are going great and the new online journal is a success. The kids are really putting a great effort into it. Check it out at . The yearbook is coming along as well. I will post a freebie for the writing and editing process soon. I created it using colors and a stop-light. It is working really well and cuts down on the time that I have to edit because by the time it gets to me, it's almost a final draft. Genius! I know! LOL I hope everyone is having a great school year. Feel free to share anything new that you are using this year for writing, management, just whatever. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep this weekend!