JDaniel made this lovely turkey. He had a little help with it. Okay! He had a lot of help with it.
The turkey now lives on our refrigerator. I love displaying his work! JDaniel is so proud of his work being displayed. Continue Reading
If you go to this web site www.LetsSayThanks.com ,you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq . You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services. How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to Continue Reading
Math These sites cover a variety of math skills at all different grade levels.AAA MathMath Playground Games A Plus Math National Library of Virtual Manipulative ScienceSimple MachinesEdheads- Simple Machines Language ArtsWriting Paragraph Punch- Walks you through writing a paragraph from beginning to endReading Brain- Nice reading skill reviewWacky Continue Reading
At my house right now everything is blue. If you ask JDaniel what color something is, he says, “Blue”. I have checked out library books on colors and he can repeat the colors after me as we go over them in the books. Once the books are put away everything is blue again. I think this is normal for his age. His friend Joseph went through a Continue Reading
Stay in touch with your child’s teachers in ways that show you appreciate what they are doing. If every parent took a moment to write a positive note to your child’s teacher, it would really make their week. Most of the notes I received as a classroom teacher were to point out thing that they thought I needed to do better or ask about a grade or to Continue Reading
My Teacher Sleeps at School is an awesome book! The students in the class see the teacher bring in a bag of food and a pillow and conclude that the teacher lives at school.Later in the book she takes her class to her house to see where she lives. As a first grader my class went to have lunch at my teacher’s apartment on the way back from a field Continue Reading
I have struggled all day with what book I would write about as my favorite. I love reading the Bible especially the book of Ruth. I loved reading the Anne of Green Gables books, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, and the Mouse in the Motorcycle when I was little. I learned a lot from Lucy Caulkins’ book The Art of Teaching Writing as a classroom teacher. I Continue Reading
Today we had these turkey cookies. They were so easy to make.
8 Oreo-like cookies
8 fudge striped cookies
8 caramel candy corns
A few dabs of chocolate frosting
1. Put a little frosting on the edge of an Oreo.
2. Place the striped cookie upright behind the Oreo.
3. Press it gently into the Oreo.
4. Place a dab of Continue Reading
This week the blog is remembering American Education Week. I found a book about a mouse going to school called If You Take A Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff. I based JDaniel’s tin on food mentioned in the book and a few other things JDaniel and Mouse might like. The book mentions a peanut butter sandwich and cookie. JDaniel needed some healthy Continue Reading
As a teacher I was always looking for new ways to contain and organize all the things in my classroom. The Baffin Bags gift buckets are colorful organizers that would add a touch of class to any classroom. When I saw them on Etsy, I immediately contacted Karen of Baffin Bags to see if you would participate in a giveaway. When she said she would, I Continue Reading
Even in the computer age there are slips of papers that teachers have to keep up with. There are notes from parents, permission slips, lunch counts, reminders to self about important meetings, to do lists and more. One way to keep track of all those slips of paper is to put them on a clipboard. Kute Klipboards by Amy has offered memo sized Continue Reading