Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Pet Unit

Here is a preview of my new mini unit on pets. You can get a free page from the unit here. If you are interested in the unit click on the picture.


Eric Carle

I just found out that Eric Carle has published a new book. I love Eric Carle! His new book is The Nonsense Show. I just ordered it from amazon. What is your favorite Eric Carle book?

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Dollar store finds

I went to the dollar store today and found these great things for my class. The first was a pack of two posters about reading. The second thing I found was a math banner for math signs. The last thing I found was short and long vowels. The banner for it has a fox on it. All the vowels have owls and words on them. It would go great with an owl theme for next year. Then I went to the thrift store and got a couple of books. I have the cat book already. I can't resist a good book for $1.00.  Do you buy multiples of popular books?

Friday, June 10, 2016

Summer Reading

What are you reading this summer? I  I have been reading - The Cornerstone: Classroom Management That Makes Teaching More Effective, Efficient, and Enjoyable. This is one of the best books. I have read it before. It is good if you are just starting out or if you have been teaching.  I began to read it again because I had a very difficult class this past school year.  It covers everything! I really like how it gives you sample lesson plans for the first week. If I had this book before I first started teaching it would have been so helpful. It made me realize I need to spend more time teaching procedures. What are you reading?

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


In May we had a piñata contest. Here is my piñata that I made.  It wasn't easy but, I did it.  If I can make one, anyone can. I found cardboard boxes at my house and traced a fish shape on them. Then I cut them out and duct taped the sides together. Next, I started adding crepe paper.