5 Pinterest Collaborative Boards: Teaching & Education

I must confess that I am now an official Pinterest addict and I have spent more than an hour of my waking day to devote to building content of my awesome Pinterest teacher boards since its inception in November. The great news is that I'm now opening them up for collaboration!
What are Pinterest Collaborative Boards? They are actually boards on Pinterest that allow other pinners to pin content on the board. Yes, it's that plain and simple! I believe that I have great colleagues who are also Pinterest users (like YOU!) who would want to share pins centered around teaching and special education. Collaborative boards on Pinterest are a great way to share your information to other teachers and networkers, while also generating great back links to your blog or website.
My Pinterest boards are now open, please leave a comment on the latest post and I will certainly add you. Let's start sharing!
#1. Books and Reading Resources. This is all about the written word. Please leave me a comment on the most recent pin if you are interested in sharing your books and everything about books on this board.
#2 Great Ideas From Teachers. Need ideas for the kiddos? Get authentic teacher-made classroom resources, fun kid-friendly games, craftivities and more from our amazing teachers. If you want to share your awesome classroom pins, please leave me a comment on the most recent pin! We currently have 75 teachers collaborating on this board, join us!

#3 Social Media and Technology in Education. For social media savvy teachers, this board is for you! Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google + tips and tricks to make all of them grow and glow...follow this board! Let me know if you want to be a pinner to this board by leaving a comment on the most recent pin.

#4 100+ Education Quotes. Get your education quotes from the most political edreform sayings to the most inspirational wisdom laden and famous proverbs from this board! Same process, share your pins by leaving a comment on the most recent pin and I will add you as a collaborator.
#5 National Board Certification and Teacherpreneurship. When the going gets tough, what do you do? Here are some resources that you might need if you are going through the process of National Board Certification or are just looking for teaching standards and best practices for effective teacher leaders. If you have something to share about NBC or Teacherpreneurship, please leave a comment on the most recent post.


Poems by Exceptional Child Cristina A.


My dream for myself is to be a model.
My dream for my family is to go to Las Vegas.
My dream for my school is to pass the state testings.
My dream for my community is to keep cleanliness.
My dream for the whole world is the have peace everywhere.


Christmas Eve is a spectacular night
You will see wonders in your tree big and bright
You will see presents great and small
Only 'til the last minute you will know who they belong to;
I hear something on the roof
I ran outside to see the proof
Excitedly I see red and white
Big old Santa coming down the chimney with delight
Bagful of present with him left and right.

I like Thanksgiving
I love to wash dishes and cook
I wonder if it is dangerous to overcook the turkey
I see my aunt taking my favorite sweet potato with whipcream
I want to help set the table
I pretend sometimes that I am the turkey
I feel the turkey run down my throat;
Corn, potato, and cranberry sauce,
Sweets and lots of food on Thanksgiving.



All by myself I can do my science project
But I need a friend to help me with the chemicals
All by myself I canpaint my room
But I need a friend totell me if it looks gorgeous
All by myself I can play in an orchestra
But I need a friend to support me.

All by myself I can get an Emmy Award for singing
But I need a friend to clap for me
All by myself I can go to the mall
But I need a friend to go with me
All by myself I can be scarry
But I need a friend to say if I were scarry or spooky enough.



I used to be shy in school
But now I am a little bit shy
I used to be ugly
But now I am pretty
I used to be a young girl
But now I am a big teenager
I used to be 12 years old
But now I am 13 years old
I used to be the only child
But now I have a sister
I used to be bad in math
But now I am good at it
I used to like white
But now I like back and red
I used to be a baby
But now I am older
I am Christina A.


I am fall
I wonder about falling leaves
I hear the birds singing
I see a pile of leaves of different colors
I want fall to come everyday
I am fall.

I pretend autumn to be my favorite season
I feel the cool breeze when I am walking
I touch my collection of colorful leaves
I worry what happens to summer
I cried when I broke my wrist last summer
I am fall.

I understand fall is important
I say leaves turn red, green, and yellow
I dream that it’s fall everyday
I like to see my leaves collection to grow and grow
I hope fall stays forever
I am fall.

Remembering 9-11

I am remembering 9-11
I wonder why the planes crashed into the Twin Towers
I hear fire trucks and police cars sirens
I see people running and people jumping out of the windows
I want tyhe people to be all right
I am remembering 9-11.

I pretend that the Twin Towers didn't have gotten crashed into
I feel weird that this has to happen
I touch the window in my school looking at the smoke
I am worried about the children who died
People cry for their lost loved ones
I am remembering 9-11.

I understand that it happened for a reason
I dream that the Twin Towers were still there
I try to care
I hope everything will be all right now
I am remembering 9-11.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Cristina!

Like you, I also dream of a world where peace is everywhere.

That was a nice line ... Nice poem, My Dream. Keep writing...

Mario T.

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