Archive for chalkboard photos

chalkboard photo post

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on March 14, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

We’re inching toward the Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT) and although I don’t teach students who are going to be taking the OGT, I do use the time leading up to the test to review some test-taking skills.

For some reason, I only took two pictures this week. This means you miss out on my Indiana Jones, but oh well.

…and I think I’m going to continue with this “through the decades” trend I started at the end of the week here:

chalkboard drawing photo post!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on March 7, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

Firstly, I want to say thank you to all the folks who either donated to my DonorsChoose projects this past week, or those of you who just spread the word about them. My classroom’s had one project filled(!) and another well on its way thanks to the help and generosity of the readers here.

I promise I won’t bring up DC again for a good long while, so thanks much.

Chalkboard drawings this week: I tried to do more modern cartoons this week. I’m not as familiar with many of these, but most of my students were thrilled:

I love The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack and Chowder. I like the way that they’re cartoons that are actually somewhat cartoony. When I was growing up, a lot of the cartoons seemed to resent the fact that they were cartoons. Stuff like GI Joe and Transformers and He-Man were sort of boring to look at (although I loved them).

Johnny Test, however… I think it’s horrible and cheap looking. Still, this was by FAR the most popular drawing I did this week so go figure.

chalkboard photo post!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on February 22, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

The snowdays we’ve had in the past few weeks have wreaked havoc with the schedule and my lesson plans, so I had the snow take center stage in the chalkboard drawings.

Hoping to get back into old routines in the upcoming week…

chalkboard drawing photo post

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on February 15, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

Just one drawing, as it’s been a crazy week work-wise. Two days off due to inclement weather, a two hour delay, and a day of professional development on Friday means I was only in the classroom for about a day and a half in the past five days. This one is from that two hour delay day.

chalkboard photo post

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on February 7, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

Can you guess the theme for this week’s chalkboard drawings? Here’s a hint: It has nothing to do with what we’re learning in class right now.

Since these things are usually drawn a matter of minutes before the kids come into class, I don’t usually do any “research” on how characters/things look before I slap ’em up on the chalkboard… but I did make a cursory Google Images search for most of these characters. The good Cap’n, I have down cold. The other two, not so much.

chalkboard drawing photo post

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on February 1, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

Here’s three drawings from this week. I forgot to take a picture of one, and on Friday my classes were in the computer lab for the day… hence, no drawing.

I thought this one came out well.

I may have drawn “man getting attacked by octopus” before this year. If I did, none of the kids said anything.

This last one was, unsurprisingly, the most commented-upon drawing I’ve done in weeks. Lots of sarcastic “Wow, Mr. P… you really went all out on that one,” and “Did you go to art school to learn how to draw like that?” type comments were tossed at me.

Honestly, I just ran out of time seconds before class started so I vamped.

chalkboard drawing photo post!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on January 25, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

It won’t be reflected in the comic for a week or two, but we’re done with Animal Farm and moving on to “Romeo & Juliet” as of this past week.

I don’t like to be crass, but COME ON! The first scene in “Romeo & Juliet” is unbelievably packed with bawdy jokes and, of course, the immortal “bite my thumb at them” exchange. It’s such an amazingly vulgar hook for the kids that I always use it on the first day of reading.

Something I drew wrote five seconds before everyone came in on the day I teach blank verse. Let me just say, I am aware that if you parse out the first line, it’s one syllable long. Was I aware of it when I wrote it on the board? Heck no. I just kind of taught around it.

chalkboard drawing post!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on January 18, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

As of the past week, we began our six week unit on Romeo & Juliet!

Yes, that’s the flux capacitor down there. I was SO proud of the dozen or so students who CLEARLY recognized it.

Yes, I know that William Shakespeare sucks.

I really liked this last one. In case you were wondering, I didn’t tie my AIMs in with the Benchmarks and Standards this week. My bad.

chalkboard photo post!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on January 10, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

An abbreviated week (we only started school again on Wednesday, with a snow day on Thursday and a two-hour delay on Friday) means I’ve only had one practical day of school, for which this was the chalkboard drawing.

chalkboard photo post #7

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on November 2, 2009 by Christopher Pearce

Two this week- I did a couple of others, but if you think THESE are bad, whoo boy… you should see the ones I’m not posting.






In case anyone’s interested, I’ve been posting the codes for the Standards and Benchmarks for my lessons; that’s the little code number off to the left of the chalkboard drawing.