Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Snow, Maps, and Red Solo Cups!

I know, I haven't been around lately. Well, as some of you may know I am in the middle of getting my masters and besides my own classroom we are in the middle of afterschool tutoring sessions. Not to mention report cards, open house, two teenagers, and a very sick father in law. Oh, and our school is up for evaluation by in February.  So needless to say, I don't seem to have a minute to breathe these days. Here are a few pictures from my classroom since we came back from break. I know these ideas are not mine, I got them all from wonderful teacher blogs. I want to give credit where credit is due. Thanks to all the wonderful teachers out there who share their classrooms and ideas. I love them all.

What a great book, It's Okay to be Different by Todd Park. I used this book for our MLK lesson and the kids really "got it". They each drew their pictures on Kidpix, I printed them and they had to color them in. We had fun with this lesson.

Our reading unit theme these day is mapping. I found this cute idea on Pinterest. The kids did a great job and the parents really like it too. I shortened it a little to fit our schedule and their understanding. You'll love their drawings of themselves. They are a riot. One last picture for now. Have you ever heard the song Red Solo Cup by Toby Keith? If you haven't you must. It is soooo funny (and true).  

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


We have been working on a weather unit these days. I found these adorble clouds on Babbling Abby's blog and had to make them. I think it's a great visual for the kiddies. After we labeled the clouds, described each one and looked for them on the internet the kiddies went outside to check out the clouds for the day. It couldn't have been a better day. The temps are in the 50's and no snow yet (however, it is coming in the next day or two) . I'll post more pictures in the next day or so of our weather activities.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sliding into a New Year

Our back to school board. I saw it on Pinterest and loved it. The penguins are so cute. Well, let the rat race begin. Besides being back to school full time I also start up on my master's classes again.. So needless to say it's going to be a busy few weeks. As soon as I take pics I'll post more this week. So thanks for stopping by and have a great week.