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 of Exceptional Child KEAMI G.


My dream for myself is to be an actress.
My dream for my family is to be together.
My dream for my school is to have better school supplies.
My dream for my community is to have better protection.
My dream for my country is to have a new and better president.
My dream for the whole world is to be cleaner.

W- white snow on the ground
I- i look at the snow
N- now I can get some hot chocolate
T- towering Christmas trees
E- eating some Christmas cookies
R- receiving wonderful gifts
S- snow falling off the trees
N- new Christmas trees
O- old trees are disposed somewhere
W- we all want lots of gifts on the Christmas tree under

T- turkey is my favorite Thanksgiving food
H- having an apple pie is the Best of Thanksgiving
A- a nice pot of mashed potatoes
N- new clothes to wear at the table
K- knowing that there will be food left the next day is great
S- sitting with my family and eating is best
G- giving the food to whoever asks for it is good
I- ice cream and pumpin pie for dessert is sweet
V- vegetables to eat on Thanksgiving day is healthy
I- I invite my family in the house is warm
N- new shoes to wear at the table too
G- good things happen during Thanksgiving.



All by myself I can do my hair in the mirror
But I need a friend to help me do it better
All by myself I can run at the park
But I need a friend to run with me
All by myself I can fill a pitcher
But I need a friend to pour it for me.

All by myself I can watch TV
But I need a friend to watch TV and laugh with me
All by myself I can clean the house
But I need a friend to have fun with me cleaning
All by myself I can take a baseball pitcher
But I need a friend to be a great pitcher for me.



I used to play basketball
But now I play soccer
I used to be 10 years old
But now I am taller than my cousin
I used to be a fat
But now I am thin
I used to be quiet
But now I talk a lot
I used to be a baby
But now I am a teen
I used to be at Garfield Elementary School
But now I am at Jefferson Junior High School
I used to be with the dance club
But now I am with the track
I used to be sleepy
But now I am always awake
I used to fight with my brothers
But now I laugh a lot with them

I am Keami G.


I am happy when it is fall
I wonder why the leaves fall off the trees
I hear the leaves fall on the ground
I see people at the park
I want the leaves to stop falling
I am a red leaf.

I pretend I don’t have to rake the leaves
I feel the cold wind blowing
I touch the leaves
I worry when autumn is gone for the year
I cry when I get cold
I am a leaf.

Remembering 9-11

I am mad and angry
I wonder why the terrorists don't like the Americans
I hear people crying and screaming
I see people hurt and sad
I want the terrorists to leave us alone
I am sorry for the people who lost their lives.

I pretend the terrorists weren't there
I feel the terrorists shouldn't be allowed in the United States
I worry when I saw the news and everyone was sad and crying
I cry when I heard that there were schools that were closed
I am never this mad.

I understand why the terrorists can't go away
I say why can't the terrorists just go away and leave the US
I dream that one day they will be nice and leave us in peace
I try to pretend that nothing happened
I hope the relatives of those who lost their lives are ok
I am depressed.


I AM...

I am Keami G.
I wonder how tall I will be in the future
I hear Ms. Angala talking to the class
I see ms. Angala helping around the classroom
I want to go home and sleep the whole day
I am Keami G.

I pretend that I am at home in my bed asleep
I feel happy
I touch my desk with my papers on it
I worry about my brothers when they are in school
I cried when I heard about 9-11
I was sad that day
I understand my dad when he explains things to me
I say nice things to people when they respect me
I dream that my aunt can get better
I try to do my homework everyday
I am Keami G.

1 comment:

Susan Coti said...

Hello ALL Teacher Sol's poets! I read each of your poems and I am very impressed with your reflections and visions. Keep writing and know that you are all stellar writers! I'll keep checking up on your writings. You guys and gals ROCK!

WELCOME SY 2014-2015!

Teachers & parents tell me that this blog is like a "One-Stop-Shop", here's why ---

There are tons of lesson plans, printables, activity sheets and other resources that special education teachers can find in this blog! It's all for you to get the lil ones engaged in their seats and lovin' what they're doin'!

This blog is also our class portal to communicate information about our class, to archive course materials, to publish the course curriculum, syllabus, class rules, lessons, homework assignments, rubrics, and presentations. Yes, everything is in this blog for our students to review our lessons at home!

Parents love the transparency and the ability to access class materials in this blog. It's easy for parents to follow along as my students post their work. This holds true for their psychologists, social workers, general education teachers, and other special ed providers. This is another way for us to collaborate with the Multi-Disciplinary Team members of our students!

This class blog also serves as our students' e-portfolio. Our students collect the work they want to consider highlighting and then publish those that represent their best work. They then reflect on their work as they share them to their parents and teachers for positive comments and feedback. It's very easy for them to look back over their work and see the growth they've accomplished!

We invite you to please leave a message to our students. Beside the tiny envelope just after each entry is the comments link. Your positive feedback will surely encourage our students to do their best in school.

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