Halloween Word Challenge Freebie

Here's a fun Halloween freebie for you!  My third graders loved this Halloween word challenge.  This would be a great activity for any class that is working with building words or already has a solid spelling foundation.  Two Halloween words are all jumbled up.  Task 1 - make as many words out of ... READ the POST

You Do What You Gotta Do

So we have had this wonderful "cold" front come through this week. (Side note: Cold front in Texas in September usually means it will only be 90, but it is cooler than normal so I'll take it.)  As a normal person I love it, as a teacher I expect crazy!  Every teacher I know agrees ... READ the POST

Positive Outlook

This year I changed my behavior management in my classroom.  When I taught third grade my students had lots of responsibility in monitoring their own choices.  When I had a class that wasn't ready for that I went to the typical green, yellow, red system.  The one thing that I did not ... READ the POST

First Week Wrap-up

So I made it through my first week in kindergarten.  Exhausted on Monday and Tuesday but by the end of week I was doing pretty good.  Boy is this different from third grade!  I just keep reminding myself to take baby steps.  Line-up is not a command I give yet.  We had to ... READ the POST

MIA = Working on my Classroom

So I have been MIA from my blog for the last couple of weeks.  That is because I have been in my classroom almost everyday getting ready for kindergarten.  In those two weeks I created my favorite classroom yet! Here is a quick little tour of my Eric Carle inspired kindergarten ... READ the POST

Happy Book Lover’s Day

Yesterday I was browsing my Facebook page and came across a post by Scholastic about Book Lover's Day.  Is there really such a day I thought?  Went to handy dandy google to check it out and found out that, yes there is such a day.  Today, August 9, 2012, is Book Lover's Day.  I ... READ the POST


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