I know it's almost Thanksgiving and winter is fast approaching.....but I just had to share something cute & Springy I made this morning to help my kids practice recognizing numbers and sets! I received these awesome butterfly graphics in my inbox this morning thanks to the very talented Mel at Graphics from the Pond and just knew I had to make something with them!! I whipped ... Read More about Cute Freebie Alert!
I cannot believe there are only a few more school days left before Thanksgiving Break! I am really looking forward to having a few days off. It seems like this time of year really flies by....before long it'll be Christmas!! My student teacher found some really cute puzzles this week to help my kiddos practice ordering numbers. They did really good with them & seemed to ... Read More about Thanksgiving FREEBIE
I'm linking up with Farley at Oh Boy 4th Grade for her November Currently! Head over to her blog to check out what everyone else is currently up to! ... Read More about November Currently
Do you remember your student teaching experience? I remember mine like it was yesterday. I did half of mine in Kindergarten and half in 8th grade. My 8th grade placement was first and let me tell you---8th grade was NOT for me. I remember going home just about every day in tears. The kids were bigger than me, meaner than me, and way scarier than me. ... Read More about Encouragement needed!!!
Today, not once....but twice.....my kiddos caught "mistakes" in books that we were reading! While they may or may not technically have been real mistakes is up for debate.....but to my kiddos they were definitely real and shocking. LOL The first time it happened was during my guided reading group. I had my highest group with me and we were reading our weekly leveled reader. ... Read More about My super observant kiddos!
Mine do! A coworker brought me this HUGE tub of bubble gum a few weeks ago and ever since my kids have been chomping at the bit to get some! The tub sits up high enough where none of my kiddos can "accidentally" put a piece into their pockets. So far I've given the whole class gum only once. And it was the single most quietest span of time that has ever occurred in ... Read More about Word Families & A Freebie!
Does this photo look familiar to you??? This is a slide from a powerpoint that we use at my school to help students learn their letters and sounds. We call them "sound cards" but I don't know if that's the official name or a name we coined on our own. There's a slide for each letter and even a few for digraphs & diphthongs. There is a picture to go ... Read More about Does this look familiar to you?
Yeah we totally broke with tradition and created non-orange pumpkins. Because it wouldn't make sense to make an orange pumpkin seeing as how orange doesn't start with Pp. And we are studying the letter Pp this week! Our pumpkins are technically jack-o-lanterns I suppose......but jack-o-lanterns start with Jj so obviously we couldn't say we made those. ... Read More about Purple and pink pumpkins and a FREEBIE!
I'm linking up with Farley over at Oh Boy 4th Grade for her October edition of "currently"! Head on over to see what all the other bloggers are currently up to! Here's what I'm up to...... ... Read More about October Currently!
I am linking up with Valerie over at All Students Can Shine for her Fall Linky Party! She's hosting it for the entire month of October....so there's lots of time left to head over and get some great ideas for Fall! Speaking of Fall, as of Friday at 2:45pm I am officially on Fall Break. We get a whole week off to rest and recuperate. I'm sure at some point during the week, ... Read More about A HUGE spider and a FREEBIE!
Last week we went apple crazy! Our unit in our reading series had an apple theme, so I decided to weave apples into our other activities as much as possible. Throughout the week we counted, graphed, compared, contrasted, tasted, observed, wrote about, drew about, read about, and pretty much lived and breathed apples!!! The culminating event to our ... Read More about Apple fun & a FREEBIE!
Do you like desserts as much as I do???? Today was dessert day at my school. This day randomly comes along sometimes........for no particular reason other than to tempt those of us who are trying to shed some excess weight. It never fails that I say I am NOT going to even go near the desserts.....and then somehow I end up there anyway. Today's excuse was that I had to take ... Read More about Dessert Day, a FREEBIE, & a quick giveaway!!