December 2, 2013 is Cyber Monday! Teachers Pay Teachers is having a huge sale, and MY entire inventory is discounted! I have marked ALL of my items down 20%. If you use the TPT promo code: CYBER at checkout, you will get an additional 10% off, making it up to 28% off. This is a […]
If you live in the United States, you have probably heard of Elf on the Shelf. It is a HUGE craze right now, and I would say that 90% of ...
This year my district has asked every teacher to set a personal goal for their teaching, which can be measured in some way. The idea is that our performance needs ...
My kids have been struggling this year with counting carefully. We work on a lot of counting strategies, such as sliding objects to the side when they count, to help ...
Well, I have been royally neglecting my blog as of late, but hopefully this news will help explain why. My family is making a move in the next five weeks. We are moving from the good old midwest, USA, all the way to Australia! This adventure, and all the paperwork that makes it possible, has […]
Well I know this is a bit late for Halloween, but it being the holiday season, hopefully it can come in handy for the next few months. I find that I need something special, and a bit different, for my students to do on the mornings of holidays. We are typically having a celebration in […]
In keeping with my goal of helping children build creative thinking and perseverance, we had our first “construction experiment” of the year. Because this was the first, I focused less on the scientific process, and more on exploratory investigation. For this project, I issued my students a challenge. I told them that they were to […]
I just wanted to touch base about how the birthday celebrations went! I got to celebrate my birthday last week (setting the tone for the year), and we also had out first student birthday. The “Me Box” and Birthday Gallery were a fabulous success! Here are a few photos to narrate how it went. First, […]
I am very pleased to say that I have enjoyed a lovely start to the school year! I have so much to share! I am starting with one thing that has me VERY excited about this year – a new birthday celebration plan! In past years I have allowed students to bring in treats on […]