Friday, December 26, 2014

BOY Parent letter

Hey guys!! One of my favorite classroom traditions is sending the letter below to my parents.  You will be blown away by the adorable responses you get back.  You will gain such a neat perspective on your kiddos. I always keep the letters until the end of the year and send it back home in the final report card. Click on the letter below to download the pdf file. 

Valentine's Day fun!!



Thursday, December 25, 2014

Attention blogger friends!

Hi blogger friends! Are you looking for engaging and interactive resources? Check out these adorable materials on TPT! 

 Happy teaching!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Camp Write Along

Camp write along was a huge success! 
The week started out with a field trip to the arboretum where our students were able to "live life as writers." 

Each day began with a role call which consisted of chanting our writing songs. After that, students then headed back to the "bunk" where they wrote stories in our tent. 

We were even surprised by a bear one day. Don't worry, we were able to lure the bear away with some donuts. I only suffered minor injuries that the nurse was able to bandage easily. 

(yes, the bear is a wee bit scary)
The week culminated with a cook out and a cheer-off. Sadly, my class lost the cheer contest, but we still had a great time!! What is your favorite way to celebrate your writers? 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Organize your class library

I have always had the hardest time organizing my class library. This website/app lets you scan all of your library books using your iphone. It also allow you to upload your class list so that you can check out books to students. Therefore, all of your books are accounted for at all times. You can even set up an email that goes out to parents when your students' books are overdue. Did I mention it's free? OH YEAH! How cool is that?

Here's the link:

I am all about working smarter not harder. :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Gobble Till Ya Wobble


Check out these amazing ideas I found online!!  I just love all of these creative people out there!!

Click on the pictures for the links. 

Friday, September 30, 2011

Reader's Workshop

I am thinking about launching a reader's/writers workshop in my classroom. I am nervous and excited all at the same time. 

Here are a few books on my wish list:

What are your thoughts? Any suggestions?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

BOY Parent Letter

I found this letter somewhere online. I just love it!! I have gotten the sweetest letters back from some of my parents. Click on the picture above to download. 

Quote of the day

Hey bloggy friends! Sorry for the lack of quality posts lately. I have been trying to keep my head above the water!! I promise to post more in the future. :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New Blog Design

Hey guys/gals,

Check out my new blog designed by:

What do you think? 

Be sure to grab my button too!! 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Housewarming Ideas

Whoo hoo!! My house starting to come together. I finally got my art niche painted. Now I can start preparing for my housewarming party. Does anybody have any good ideas on a housewarming party theme? Ideas please!! 

Home is where the heart is, 

Monday, August 1, 2011

New Classroom!

This will be my first year in a temporary building and I can tell I have my work cut out for me. Here are some of the "before" pictures I took today.

I will post the "after" pictures as soon as I am finished. This may take awhile folks...

Any pearls of wisdom on T-shack decor will be much appreciated. :)