Friday, March 29, 2013

Five for Friday

1. I do the daily 5 in my classroom. The kids are getting restless. I had to add some excitement to the process. I got the glasses for 10 cent each at Party City.  My goal for next year is to get my library organized. It is a mess right now.  
2. Every morning, I put up the morning story on the smart board. The students write it and fix it. Then we go over it. Sometimes I try other things for the students to do in the morning. I noticed when we don't follow the routine they get out of sorts.  
3.  In reading we do Treasures. Our guided reading story was about tomatoes. In the book, it gave a recipe for salsa. We made it and ate it. Some of the students had never had it. 

4.  We had our Easter party. The students went on an egg hunt.  
5. I am on Spring break. It started today. We are going to the Kalhari in Ohio. 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Let's Get Acquainted


My daughter Jade. She is 8.

The pool with my daughter where we spend our summer vacation. It is right down the street. We could walk to it. I can't wait to go to the pool this summer!

ThingHello Kitty Silicone Case for iPad 3 Rose
I love my ipad and Hello Kitty. I won the ipad at our Christmas party for the school district.
This is my cat Woody.

Math Center Activity

We have been working on expanded notation in math. I came up with this activity to put in my math center. Click here to get this activity.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Five for Friday

1.  We have parent teacher conferences today. It goes from 12 to 6. Then some of us teachers are going for dinner at Bar Louie. It should be a fun time. Some of the teachers from our school who have left are meeting us.

2. My student's work on the outside wall. These are all things I found on tpt. I love that web site. Teachers have such great ideas!

3. I have to support IU in the basketball tournament. It's my school even though I live in Illinois now. This is a picture from my niece's graduation a couple years ago.

4. Students doing multiplication with m and ms. I try to make learning  fun.
5. My baby and her baby.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Five for Friday on Saturday


1. My friend who teaches first grade found a good idea on tpt. She made these bags for each student so they wouldn't need pencils or need their pencils sharpened.

2. Graphing activity with lucky charms cereal.

3. More pictures of graphing activity. The students really enjoyed the activity. I try to have a fun learning activity on Fridays. 
4. Friday night my daughter and I went to a girl scout event. It was world thinking day. Each troop had a country. They gave the girls passports to go around and get stamped. At the booths they had food from the country. It was a lot of fun. I think it would be fun to do something like this at school. We didn't get home till 8:30.  I was very tired and that is why five for Friday is on Saturday.  
5. Here is a picture of France. They had two tables. One table had food and the other had information about the country. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Multiplication Fun for St. Patrick's Day

We just started working on multiplication. I was trying to think of something fun to do with it. Then the idea in the picture came to me around 5 a.m.  The gold pieces are from my cute graphics. The pots I drew myself.  

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Compare and Contrast

We have the treasures reading series. We are about to end up the story Mice and Beans. I am going to read a nonfiction book on mice and have the students compare it with the story. The students will be comparing fiction and nonfiction. I made a Venn diagram with the title of the book and also one with just a mouse to use with something else.  Click here to get the sheets.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Five for Friday


1. Here are my students working on listening to reading. They love it! 

2. Here is a cute idea that my coworker, Ms. Shannon, did. She had her students use their independent reading books to make a story element quilt. It was very cute. She has a lot of cute ideas. 

3. Working on our graphing unit.Students had to go around and ask each other what their favorite color, food, or sport was. Then they tallied up the marks and made a graph. This is from tpt store Michelle Harper.
Great unit! 

4. Waiting for summer!
5. I am the union vice president. 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Five for Friday

1. Today we celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday.  We started with green eggs and ham. 

2. Then we made cat and the hat ice cream treats. 
3.  Out last treat was hats. 

4. My daughter and I went to old country buffet during the week. My daughter said she knows why they call it old country buffet because there is lots of old people.

5. The end of the party with second graders and first graders watching the cat in the hat movie.