Monday, October 15, 2012
Here's a copy of what I'm doing - check it out. Fables & Folktales Trifold and Fables & Folktales Study
Leave a comment and let me know what you think - can you use it in your room?
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
I'll be back to myself soon - in the mean time, please be patient with me and don't give up on me! :)
Also - if you'd like to help support the cause - order a shirt from the Adoption Bug link or order coffee from Just Love Coffee!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
My kiddos and I are making progress on our classroom library. HOPEFULLY by the last day of school we’ll have it up & running correctly! I’ve read and researched; pinterested (is that a word) and googled; and thought about this overwhelming library for weeks! Throughout all of this searching I have found several WONDERFUL sites for labels. I’m a BIG believer in not recreating the wheel when you don’t have to, know what I mean?!?
You can find labels on these sites:
Here are some before pictures:
And here are some “in progress” pictures:
MAYBE by May 18th (last day of school), you’ll see some after pictures!
We found out this week, (keep in mind that we have 9 weeks left) that we need to have students continuously writing book reviews. SO….in our library, I have created and implemented a Book Review Binder. My kiddos are LOVING it! You can see the binder here. I’m also attaching some freebies that you can download in my TPT store. It’s a great way to see what your kids are reading and how they feel about the books they are choosing. It’s really interesting to see two Read to Someone and have completely different reviews!
Blank Book Review Pages for students to fill out and place behind their tabs. My babies have to fill one of these out each time they go to the Book Nook. They have to choose a book to write about and log the other books on the form below.
To grab this freebie, click HERE!
If you like the freebies, then please do me a favor, review them and follow me!
Friday, March 16, 2012
Enter to win my new regrouping activity on Teachers Pay Teachers!! FUN FUN FUN! My kiddos love this game and I think yours will too! It’s easy to enter. You need to follow me here, leave a message with contact details, and follow my TPT store! On Sunday evening I’ll use random.org to choose the winner. Here’s to Hoppin’ Good Luck!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Five months ago this award was created to encourage teachers who blog.
Since that time, there have been MANY new bloggers who deserve some high fives from the blogging community.
Click here for more information.
Are there certain blogs that you return to day after day that continually provide you with inspiration? Then why not give them an award to say a big thank you! Here are some Top 10 blogs! (I'll add more as I come across them!)
Betsey @ http://trendytechtipsbd.blogspot.com
Krystal @ http://secondgradesuccess1.blogspot.com
Katherine @ http://thirdgradeteacherfiles.blogspot.com
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
On a happier note, my hubs brought this little fellow home yesterday to cheer me up!
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Seriously, my classroom library is
LITERALLY going to make me pull my hair out! in need of a makeover! My kids & I have worked really hard all year to keep it organized in subjects & genres. Our book piles keep growing which is driving me crazy fantastic! However, our boxes and strength to keep organizing is not growing! As you can see below, we have books coming out of our ears. (I spend a lot of time at Goodwill and yard sales buying books!) I love being able to put my hands on books when I need them. That’s what I love about sorting books by subjects or genres. HELP! What do we do? How do you organize your library? Genres? Reading levels? Free for all? I want something easy for my kiddos to manage. They LOVE being in charge of the library! My goal for the next two weeks is to fix this situation…I’ll keep you posted.