How many class rules do you have? Last year I had three rules: Respect yourself Respect others Respect our school At the beginning of last year, I sat down with my class and I asked them what they thought our rules should be. If you've never done this, you should try it. It's pretty interesting to see what they come up with! After I had written all of their ... Read More about Class Rules
Have you heard of Whole Brain Teaching? According to the official Whole Brain Teaching (WBT) website--"at the root of Whole Brain Teaching is a large amount of highly structured, educational tomfoolery". Ha! Sounds fun, huh? I've been reading a lot about it lately and am very intrigued. I love that it gets students so engaged in each lesson....but I also LOVE the fact that ... Read More about Whole Brain Teaching
Stephanie over at Mrs. A's Room sent two more awards my way and I am very grateful. She is a new blogger like me, but already has some great posts up! Head over and start reading! The first is the Versatile Blogger Award which has 7 rules: 1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you. (Done!) 2. Include a link to their blog. Go visit Mrs. ... Read More about Thank you again!
I just got home after a long day of working in my classroom and was so surprised to be nominated for an award! Special thanks to Ms. Pasqua's Kindergarten for my very first blog award. :-) For receiving this award I have to.... 1. Follow the person who gave me the award. Done! 2. Link back to the person that gave me the award. Done! 3. Pass ... Read More about Thank You!!!
If you're like me, you probably never have enough storage space in your classroom! No matter how many shelves, cubbies, or bins I buy, I always have trouble finding a place for everything in my room. I saw a great idea on Pinterest where a teacher had used Sterilite storage drawers under her small group table. Check out her pics at Fabulous in First! This idea ... Read More about Made it Monday – under the table storage!
What are some of your favorite classroom "must haves"? Join up with Rachelle at Life is Sweet in Kindergarten and share your Top 5 things you just can't live without. Here are my Top 5 Teacher Must Haves.... 1. Seat Sacks--I love having the extra storage right on the back of my kiddos' chairs. Seat sacks (or chair pockets) are a great place to keep notebooks, ... Read More about Top 5 Teacher Must Haves!
Yay for being a new blogger! Janis over at Grade Three is the Place for Me is hosting a linky party for new bloggers and I am linking up. Hopefully we can all learn a little bit about each other AND find some new blogs to stalk follow. Sound like fun? Then go ahead and link up....Here's what you will want to tell everyone: 1. what state you are in 2. ... Read More about Newbie Blog Hop
Make your own teacher toolbox! Sometimes I wonder how I ever taught without Pinterest. LOL It has really become the "go to" place for finding ideas & inspiration! So I kept seeing ideas for creating a "teacher toolbox" to house all of the tools teachers use on a daily basis like tacks, expos, tape, etc. I found the perfect 22 drawer organizer at Lowes.....well perfect ... Read More about Teacher Toolbox
Do you remember your Kindergarten experience? I sure do! Jennifer over at Simply Kinder is hosting a linky. Hop over there to link up and share your own experiences about Kindergarten! I remember my Kindergarten days quite vividly! I attended a half day Kindergarten in Minnesota and was assigned to the morning class. My teacher's name was Ms. Lueck and I ... Read More about Kindergarten Memories
After spending so much time reading other teachers' blogs I decided to jump on the proverbial bandwagon and start my own! I am about to start my 8th year of teaching Kindergarten and I couldn't see myself teaching any other grade!! Special thanks to my good friend Michelle over at Kindergarten Stars! for encouraging me to join the rest of the blogging world! :-) Go check her ... Read More about Jumping On Board!