Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New Products and a Freebie (Math Vocabulary Cards)

Hi ya'll. We have some new products in our teachers pay teachers store and I just wanted to let you know about them.
First up, our first unit in math was on place value and rounding. Here are some games we made~

And Tina made this freebie!
 If you would like any of these products, just click on the pic!
Thanks and peace out,

Monday, September 16, 2013

Where Has The Time Gone? and Constitution Week

Hello all. I can't believe we're in the fourth week of school already. I have intended to blog with pictures of my classroom, but I always forget to take pictures as soon as I'm at school. I will seriously try tomorrow. SERIOUSLY.

Although this school year started off crazy (mostly because of the construction), it has been great. I love my students. They are so smart and sweet =) And we have a new teacher in third grade and we have just jelled. So cool! A friend of ours said we have The Dream Team~ I'm talking old school people~ with Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Scottie Pippen, etc. It's always sad to lose teachers to retirement or reassignments, but when the new teachers fit in so nicely, it's a happy surprise.

Anywho, this week is Constitution Week and I'm pretty excited.
First, we will start off with The Pledge of Allegiance. We are going to break it down into kid friendly terms. Then we will rewrite The Pledge.
Second, I love reading this book to the kiddos.
After reading this book,  I will continue with the cards that Hooty at Hooty's Homeroom shared on her blog yesterday. She created The Preamble Match and What The Preamble Really Means. I snagged them and they are great. Just click HERE to go to her site.
Third, we will write a class constitution. It should be great =)

We are also studying Johnny Appleseed this week. I'll share some apple fun later this week.
peace, love, and Happy Constitution Day!

Monday, September 2, 2013

First Currently and A Lot of Other Stuff

Hi ya'll!
It's September! I can't believe the first week of school is over. I am pleased to say that I have survived. My kiddos are great (that is what I will keep saying), my room is coming along, and our team is rocking. In the last year and a half, Tina and I have lost two teachers to retirement and one moved up to fourth grade. Our two newest members are new teachers and they are so awesome. It's crazy how good they already are!

Breaking News- My students love Whole Brain Teaching! I jumped all in this year and am enjoying every minute of it. I like creating gestures for whatever we are learning. And my kiddos love teaching and switching and mirroring with words and, ... If you do not know this Whole Brain Teaching, check out the vids on youtube.

I am linking up with Farley for her Currently Link Up.

Wanting~ I want to make a positive difference in the lives of my students, each and every day.

Heart- Love myself spot- I need to start exercising every day, I need to leave school at a reasonable hour unlike last week when I stayed at school until 6 too many times, and I desperately need a pedi and I want a pedi and a pedi will make my heart happy =)

To visit Farley's link up, just click on the currently pic!

I also finished our new Chrysanthemum unit just in time for next week.
Just click on the pic to visit our store =)

Thanks for visiting