I hosted tea party baby shower for my sister in law over the weekend. I just had to show how adorable the cupcakes turned out! It was my favorite part. Thank you to the Memory Lane Tea Room and Tiny Cupcakes and Truffles!
Monday, October 22, 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
This is my long over do pinterest project! I'm soooooooo excited that I'm almost done with it. I'm going to hang it by my desk in my classroom! I think I'm going to write favorite quotes on it throughout the year. I'll post the finished product soon
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
I created 2 different Calendars for next school year. One is themed monkeys and the other is themed Frogs.
Months august 2012- June 2013, a blank calendar, a 2012 calendar and a 2013 calendar
Click HERE to check it out!!
If you like the calendars, but this is not the theme you want Just comment in your request! On requests today and tomorrow will be eligible for the 20% off sale!
( I can also take off the parent letter part so the calendar can me used for anything else)
Thanks for supporting me and my new adventure!
Monday, June 11, 2012
I have been a teacher for 24 years, the last 15 being here in Corvallis. I have taught all grade levels 1st thru 5th and all blend combinations possible. This year I will teach 4th grade at Adams half time and serve half time as a TOSA. (Teacher on Special Assignment) My roles as a TOSA will be to assist teachers and administrators with Pinnacle (Grade Book/Report Form), Standards-based education and assessment, and the sharing of common formative assessments.
If you have documents or assessment or new ideas that you would like to share with me and others, please email me. firstname.lastname@example.org
It is a parent letter that I send home with important classroom information. I also post it on our school website. I would love to see what ideas all of you have out there for beginning of the year letters!
You can also clik HERE to download a guided reading information letter.
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Sunday, June 10, 2012
Directions: Print a calendar set for each student and place in a student binder. Students transport binder to and from school each day. Daily write or stamp a comment about the student’s day. (ex. Terrific, great day, awesome, too noisy, rowdy, careless) Request that parents discuss and initial by comments daily.
*other versions coming soon
Here is a quick preview
Here is a link to my store where you can get your complete copy! There are blank templates to fill in on your own or there are already filled out calendars for the 2012-2013 school year!
Thank you and I would really love some feedback...am I on the right track???
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Lesson Plan Template
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
My teacher friend came up with a great idea to make matching field day shirts this year! We all have cute animal themed rooms...mine is frogs! I have to admit, her monkeys are way cute! But I think my kuds had a body painting these frogs& they turned out pretty great!
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
EXPLANATION: I have had a hard time keeping up because I like to ask questions sometimes on other blogs. Only I had to remember who's blog I commented on and then remember to go back and check to see if they ever answered! I was thinking maybe it would be like facebook and notify me somehow...but that wasn't the case. I knew there had to be an easier way...
ANSWER: I finally saw the subscribe button!!! It says...
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
at the bottom of each blog there is a subscribe button so you can be emailed when that blogger posts. Well there is also a subscribe button at the bottom of each individual post. Clicking this button will sign you up to receive emails notifying you when new comments on that particular post are made. Within the email there is a button that you can click to unsubscribe once you have the information you are wanting. :)
I hope that this is helpful to someone else...hopefully I am not the only clueless blogger in blogland.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Taking a poll! Please tell me what duties you have at your school! We have extra duties and wonder if we are way different than other schools or not.
- 25 minutes watching kids before school starts 1 week per quarter
- bus duty 1 week per quarter
- recess duty 25 min every third day
Other staff does morning and lunch cafeteria duty
Monday, April 2, 2012
SO>>>PUHLEASSSEEEE! I am begging you
Will you email me a copy of what your districts first grade or kindergarten report cards look like???
I want to see if we are on the same page or way out in left field. (seriously..why is there not a report card to match these national standards???)
Thursday, March 22, 2012
I teach first grade but somewhere I saw that some first graders or kindergartners decorated signs and notes for the testing halls.....any ideas out there?
Wendy posted a really cute one here
What others ideas are out there??
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
It would be a little messy I am sure...but every kids loves to play with glue!! I think you wold just have to make sure they understood this was a special time andnot something they could do on other days. I love it!
The same site also posted once on how to make a rainbow snake...these are the directions
1. Mix up sugar cookie dough (any recipe will do).
2. Divide the dough out into 6 ziploc bags.
3. Add one color of food coloring to each bag: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet.
4. Have kids squish the dough and color together throughout the bag. Once mixed, remove the colored dough from each bag.
5. Next, have kids roll each color into a "snake." You'll have 6 snakes, each a different color.
6. Then, put the snakes side by side (ROYGBV) and flatten them out into one large rectangle.
7. With a knife or a cookie cutter, slice the rectangle vertically, so all the colors will be in one long stick.
8. Bake and enjoy! via 5 Ericksons Play
I saved the picture of it on my evernote, but the site seems to not be there anymore.
I love the blog A place Called Kindergarten
She made cute rainbow snakes! The pattern for the snakes is found HERE
It looks like this site used a similar pattern to make a snake but used paint!...Maybe dot art?
This is a site for a cute snakes and ladders game to put in your computer center! I love when all the centers can be themed. Sometimes it doesnt work out for me to have them all match...but I try hard to make it happen!
Looks like Jennifer over at Kinderpond actually brought int he HERP society to her classroom! ha!! That seems cool...I wonder if wehave anything like that in my town...
Itsy Bitsy Snake book
Deep space sparkle has some pretty snake art!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
BUT - I seriously get annoyed with proving that I am not a robot. ok, maybe I am being whiny,but am I the only one that gets annoyed with that?
I turned that setting off on my blog. i just think it makes it easier for people to leave comments. I haven't gotten any crazy comments ...at least not yet...so what do ya say??? wanna join me??!!
If you use blogger just go to your dashboard
click on comments
you will see
Show word verification for comments?
This will eliminate requiring people leaving comments on your blog to complete a word verification step,
It does say it will reduce spam in you leave it on...but until I get spam...I think I will leave it off. :)
Holy moly I just hit 200 followers! That is soo awesome! I love that we have this wonderful bloggy world of sharing between teachers! I wish iv was good arty making stuff so I could post a freebie. :(
I tried before, but it was all , misaligned & I need to purchase some images so I don't have copyright problems....
Monday, March 19, 2012
Welp, we are on spring break! Yay! I am so happy because my husband took off too! First tome in 9 years that he has taken spring break with me!
Anywho! I can't pull myself completely away from school sooooo, a friend and I whipped up some adorable invitations for our teacher of the year friend! This is the front and we put the time and place and stuff on the back! In the mail they go!
Friday, March 16, 2012
Today we read Oobleck by Dr. Seuss. It is a really good book! I hadn't read it until this year.
I love the message....we talked alot about how magical these simple words can be....I'm sorry...it's all my fault.
My students are so precious this year. They are truly made with the the most sweet compassionate hearts. I am so proud to be their teacher.
Ok...so after I melted over how sweet they are
We got down and dirty and made some oobleck of our own!
Plain old cornstarch & water.
Very messy = Very fun!
How cute is this little guy?! We made him and put magnets on the back. My students hung them on their lockers to remind them to not be wasteful or greedy.
Then we all loaded our arms with old papers and took a walk out to the recycle bin. They were very proud of themselves and are excited about going a little "green!"
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
THEN! when we got back to our room it started hailing tiny little ice pellets outside! The kids all said..."Whovilee's are falling everywhere!" How perfect was that weather for us today?? Love First Grade!
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
So on tuesday this week I'm focusing on one fish two fish red fish blue fish. I saw this idea and had to try it! I made them for my class and my boys liked them so much I made some for their classes as well. Super easy! I got about 6 cups per package of jello.
We all know how much we love comments and followers! Let's give our new bloggy friend a grand welcome!!!
Awwww! Thank you Stacey at 3rd Grade Times! I have been a slacker at blogging and just got back in to the swing of things lately! I am so happy that you noticed me! YAY!
I love that we can all share ideas and help each other across the borders. Being a part of blog land has definitely helped me to become a much better teacher!
I have some favorites out there, so below I am going to pass this award on and recognize them!!!
Here are the rules:
1. Link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Pass the award on to 15 other lovely bloggers.
3. Follow the person who sent it to you.
So, here are the One Lovely Blog Award winners that I have chosen:
First Grade Heart
First Grade School Box
Yearn to Learn
Empowering Little Learners
Extra Special teaching
Hangin' With Mrs. Cooper
First Grade Smarties
Sassy in Second
First grade blue Skies
Time 4 Kindergarten
Sunny Days in Second Grade
Blooming in to First Grade
Mrs. Mason's Monkeys
Help these ladies feel Lovely today by checking out their Lovely blogs!
Have a wonderful rest of your weekend! Thanks again, Katie
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Today we all wore silly socks! We read Fox In Socks & Oh Say Can You Say. We practiced saying other tongue twisters like .....
How much wood could a wood chuck chuck
And my favorite...you need unique New York
They were cracking me up! Then we ate popsicles & got our tongues really cold & tried to say them again.....whoa! We were all getting the giggles from how silly we sounded.
Fun day in first