Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sharing some MUST KEEPS!

Writing Notebooks, daily writing, mini-lessons, revision, editing, mentor sentences, sharing, turn and talk, narrative, research, biography, technology, opinion, writing EVERYDAY!

Technology-Quizlet Live, Adobe Spark, Google Classroom, Kahoot,, NewsELA, ReadTheory, Class Dojo, Reflex Math
so much more
boosterthon-having fun with students-building self esteem, habits of the mind, growth mindset, brag tags, class dojo

Math workshop-mini-lessons, games, problem-solving, guided math groups, math talks, interactive notebooks, FrontRowed

Building trust, friendship, community, support, respect, responsibility and independence

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Catching Up

School year 2015/2016 comes to an end! Lots of changes were in store-my teamie and I were not going to departmentalized any longer (we had both mutually and cheerfully wanted to have "our own class"-not in a selfish way, but somewhat). Of course, she and I remained besties! Our school is growing rapidly and that also means trailers/portables--We are calling them Learning Cottages. These pictures reflect our summer--last year!

WE are ecstatic! We were actually at the school (we also live across the street from the school!)  when our new classrooms arrived!

New Stool for my classroom-my design

We are Learning Cottage Cobras.  The units aren't even connected and it was still awhile. We actually were moving in on the day of Open House!

looks spacious (We lost about 400 square feet, but it all worked out very well!)

Each classroom has two bathrooms and two water fountains and a sink.

to the hall with our stuff

Friday, April 1, 2016

Five for Friday! (It's been a long time)

It has been a busy school year! I have not blogged one single time! There goes my resolution for the year. However, I have been doing some awesome things in my classroom. I'll catch you up on some of them in my Doodlebugs Five for Friday link up.

I have been on Spring Break this week. What a much needed break considering we have not had any teacher workdays due to inclement weather (flooding) to catch up and refresh. I wouldn't say that I am caught up, but I have been refreshed with new ideas to finish out the school year and ideas for next year are beginning. While most of my break was at home, I did manage a short get away with the love of my life.

Some peeks and tweeks at new things I will be adding to my store. While I taught similar lessons previously, I have created lab sheets and project sheets for these fun-filled learning experiences. I am doing some fine tuning and proving the activities can be completed by students. Here is a peek:

Not only do I help students in the classroom during the day, I have also grown to love helping others after school.

I want to do a shout out to Brooke Banta at LeeLou Blogs. She helped make my blog design look uniform and complete today (without breaking the bank)!!! I love the design!! 

My family visited our local aquarium and I took all sorts of pictures that I am going to use to create a small video that I'm going to use an anticipatory set to get the students excited about learning.( It will be for next year as we have already studied this year.) However, I'll be using Adobe Voice If you haven't discovered this app, you should give it a try. The literacy coach at my school introduced to my teammate and me. My teammate used in her most recent introduction for a writing unit. The students are also going to use. I am going to have the students use also this year maybe in a what I have learned this year in Math during testing review. What are some ways you make videos or movies for your classroom and/or allow students to use too?

Tell me about your week!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Five for Friday

It is has been a while since I have blogged with even summer almost at end. I have been extremely busy! I am working to expand my Learn With ME facebook community. Please join me on Facebook for updates too! Anyway, one way to get back in the swing is with Five for Friday from Doodlebugs Teaching

These pics are beginning stages of this year-I moved classrooms this week and starting setting up my new room. I am revamping quite a few things including classroom library and labels (Sometimes it's the little things that make a difference.) I'm ready for a little change.

I went shopping for some items and I have a few projects to create!

I learned from Megan's Tutorial at I Teach What's Your SuperPower how to create a watermark for my photos. I created it step by step as she was explaining. I had to pause, but it was a success.  I am super excited!

This pull has survived many moves and classroom. Barksdale Elementary is where I learned what teaching is ALL about. I learned from the best mentors! Proud to have been a Barksdale Buccaneer!

Date Day with my Love and our friends!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Five for Friday

Another week of teaching fun! This week began with a Teacher Workday after a week of Spring Break! 

This is one the main reason I was happy for Teacher Workday on Monday! I was still in vacation mode. Relaxing and fun in Caribbean.

Reviewing for Time and Money is so much fun using Scoot!  We played Time Scoot on Tuesday! 

Telling Time Scoot

Happy that is wasn't a full moon this week, nor school the day after Easter (candy overload)!
 (taken on our cruise during Spring Break)

Wrapping up the school year, yes I am counting down this year! My teammate and I have also decided to take a twist with the last couple of days of school and have our educational, fun activities centered around an acrostic to
Summer safety, sunglasses, and shades
Under the sea-Ocean fun shells, birds, safety and summer sand"bucket" list ( I will link copy of th the freebie soon)
My games from home-board game fun with our kiddeos!
Minecraft fun with our kiddes
Eat-Make ice cream in a bag
Recess and Read

We are super excited!

Friday is Friday Night Lights at my house. My teammate and other friends all join at my house. Out kids play while we socialize and have fun! Tonight my daughter made guacamole! Yummy!