Thursday, March 29, 2012

It's a Small, Small world

This morning I'm going about my usual routine, checking my box before picking up the kiddos. Leafing through the papers, I notice something that's a little off. There's a strange envelope- strange because it's not from any school supply wholesaler or a note from the secretary. It's a real letter, addressed to Ms. McDonald's handwriting!
Monday, March 19, 2012

Take a Peek...

 Here's a quick look into my classroom. More pictures coming soon! (please excuse paper piles!)

We were celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday. We studied character traits from The Lorax and Yertle the Turtle. The kiddos also loved revisiting some of their childhood favorites they don't normally get to read. We have P.A.R.T.Y. Time (Pick Anything And Read To Yourself) at least 3 times a week for 15 minutes, and these went flying off the shelf each day!

 This is our Homeworkopoly station (courtesy of Ladybug Teacher Files!). The kiddos must turn in all homework assignments for the week to take a turn on the game board. Their game pieces are those school pictures we always get as stickers and I put them on card stock circles, then laminated them. They get to roll the fuzzy dice, move their token, and follow the directions on the space. They might get a prize (homework pass, sit in teacher's chair, prize box, pencil, etc) or answer a math or vocabulary question.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Intermediate Linky Party and Awards!

Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies is having an Upper Grade Linky Party! I liked up and so should you. Stop by Lorraine's site to check out more great intermediate blogs!