Sunday, February 22, 2015

February Love

So Much to Love in February!
  • The return of The Walking Dead
  • The last holiday party, done and done!
  • The AMC Oscar Showcase, did both days with four movies each day
  • Second to the last Reading Street unit
So here it is, better late than never... Reading Street Unit 5 Focus Wall Posters and Unit 5 Amazing Words and Selection Vocabulary.

Happy (Late) Valentine's Day!

Monday, January 12, 2015

One iPad Classroom

Thanks to Austin for making this AWESOME vocabulary video for 5th grade Reading Street's Unit 4-2 Tripping Over the Lunch Lady!  I love everything the kids can do to create and expand their learning using technology.  It inspires the other students to create as well.  You rock, Austin, and so does your video!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

American Revolution (E.O. #4) Review

First week back to school, and we were lucky enough to have a "cold day!"  We got had to stay home on Wednesday due to negative 25 degree weather.  Of course, we were only concerned about the welfare of the students!  It really was in the best interest of the kids! ;)

We did have to go back today, and although there were high hopes all around, it looks as though we'll be back at school again tomorrow.  Oh well...  Here's a review for the American Revolution Essential Objective #4 assessment. 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Christmas Past

Christmas Day

Christmas Eve Day, 2012

Megan's "Stocking," an oven mitt!

He loved his gingerbread man!
Bixby's Stocking

A lot!

Sam's family tradition
Apple and Pumpkin Pies, Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge

The party's over...

Until next year!

Comfy and Cozy with his Christmas presents, 2013
Loving the electric throw!

What do you do when you ask people what they want for Christmas and they say,
"Cash is good!"????

Megan's money gift, 2013

Keith's money gift, 2013

Megan's birthday gift, New Years Eve 2013
   The fortune cookies have money in them, and we cracked open   
cookies until we found some fitting fortunes to put in there as well.

Merry Christmas to all...


and to all a Good Night!


Monday, December 22, 2014

First Day Freebie

5th Grade Unit 4 Reading Street Amazing Words and Vocabulary Focus Wall Posters Freebie to celebrate the first day of winter break!  Merry Christmas!
I spent the second day of my break wrapping Sam's gifts and making his favorite Christmas treats, fudge and Buckeyes.  He had to take a class tonight (naughty...speeding ticket), so I spent the evening making Unit 4 Focus Wall Posters (nice!).  So get a bonus freebie here!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Bridal Shower Gift, Wedding Day Emergency Kit

One for the bride, one for the groom
Umbrella, for sun or rain
You might ask, why a gift for a bridal shower I wasn't attending?  Well, that's a story way too long for a Wordless Wednesday...

Monday, December 15, 2014

Manic Monday, Wishful Organizing!

I store each day's Math Daily Spiral Review/Enrichment in the metal trays labeled with the days of the week.  I also keep any tests or other items I need for the week in that day's tray.  I write each subject's topic and any page numbers necessary by the schedule, this is for me as much as it is for the students!  This also makes it easy for them to write our agenda down in their planners each morning before specials.  How do you organize your daily paperwork?  Do you write your schedule down or just go subject by subject?
Each student has a drawer in which to keep small items such as crayons, scissors, etc.  I make copies of all of the E.O.'s, Math Daily Spiral Review and Enrichment, etc. ahead of time and store them in the unused drawers.  I have trays on the top of each set of drawers to organize items to be copied, items to be turned into the Science teacher, and any notes from home or lunch money.  How do your students store their loose items?