Every other Tuesday afternoon we are so blessed to have a mom come in to the classroom to act as our "Art Docent." She does different projects with the kids - and teaches them some art history along the way. For the past couple of sessions, we have been studying four famous Renaissance artists: ... Read More about Making Masterpieces Like Michelangelo!
This morning my Cricut has been getting a workout, working on several projects I've been planning to do all break :) I love to have my Cricut cut out bulletin board titles - so much easier (and quicker!) than using a die cut machine! Here's one project I am really excited about: My "One Little ... Read More about Your Teacher Is Praying For You!
I've noticed that my kiddos are really struggling with commas this year. We did the workbook page on commas, plus the extra practice page, but it just isn't enough. I made the assumption that my kiddos had already learned about comma usage. And they have. But it hasn't ... Read More about Mastering the Comma! (tons of FREE resources!)
I'm sitting in my living room. In sweatpants. Wearing a fuzzy sweater. Drinking a steamy cup of hot tea. Listening to the rain. Catching up on a blog reading. I am one happy little teacher :) We have been studying fossils in science - and this fun project was the perfect culmination to end ... Read More about Making Fossils in the Classroom
Phew! I made it through my first week of school! And it's been a blast! I love my kiddos - they are fun, bright, and...chatty! We're working on self-control big time. And routines, routines, routines. I love the energy and excitement that the beginning of the year ... Read More about FREE Directions Test
This week's topic is... How do you organize your desk? Do you even still have a desk? Make it neat, clean, and inviting: I didn't sit at my desk very often during the day, but when I did, I would hold one-on-one conferences there. I worked out a schedule and had a chair and spare desk ... Read More about Tricks of the Trade Thursdays: Teacher Desk Organization