Saturday, 17 October 2015

The Haunted Hop

Fall is in full swing and maybe your planning could use a little perk up!

Well lucky to your, some of your favorite TpT sellers have gotten together to make your Fall a little bit easier to plan with the Haunted Halloween Hop!

You can score ALL of these goodies if you complete the hop by October 25th!

Here is what you can score from me:

It has lots of Halloween craftivities and printables to get your students ready for the big day!!!

Here’s what you need to do: 

1. Visit each blog on the loop for directions to snag the Secret Word. 
Make sure to follow each seller - we’ll be checking before we send out prize packs!

2. Write down each seller’s word on the Cheat Sheet!

3. Submit all of the Secret Words on the Google Form
{and wait for the prize pack to be emailed to you!}

*Head on over and follow me on my Teachers Pay Teachers store , by clicking on the green star!
Don't forget to write down my secret code!
**Remember to view my store from a computer so that you can see my banner.

The Haunted Blog Hop ends Sunday October 25, 2015

Now, it's time to continue your ghostly chase..
Head on over to Amanda from The Take Home Teacher!!!

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Black History Month: Harriett Tubman

As Black History month comes to an end this week, I always like to focus on one of my favorite Black History Heroes ... Harriet Tubman. I found her story to be such a fascinating one. Her bravery and strength allowed her to escape slavery, and help so many more people to freedom, as well!

I usually introduce her story through one of my favorite picture book biographies. I love this book from Scholastic.. it's from their "My First Biography" series. The text is simple and illustrations are bright and beautiful.

I also like to use these two picture books, too!

I then create a timeline of some of the important events that happened in her life, with my students. It's a great way to see how much they were able to absorb from her biography ... fantastic for retelling and comprehension. Then, we create a class story about her life. We use simple sentences, and each student illustrates one of the pages in the class story. The final product is always a masterpiece....

I couldn't help myself  ... I had to share their beautiful illustrations!! They worked so hard!!
 You can grab your copy of the Harriet Tubman Class Story here ... 

Check out my Harriet Tubman Craftivity, your students will love it!

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Organization Blog Hop

Is everyone ready for another fantastic blog hop hosted by the gals from Primary Powers?

It's that time of year, when everyone needs a little boost to get them going until Spring Break! I know that I need all of the "boosts" that I could get ... so I'm going to share how I use my V.I.P.'s in my classroom. ...

I love it when the students help me throughout the day!!! I used to have a "Classroom Jobs" bulletin board .. but it took up a lot of space. I have very limited bulletin board space in my classroom, and I felt that it was not working out for me. It stressed me out!! I simply had too many jobs! I also was not very good at rotating the students. That's when I came up with my V.I.P's of the day! My "VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE"!!!

I select two students a day ... and they basically do everything for me ... They are like my assistants ... my "MINI PROFS!" as we might say in French! We go over some of the important "jobs/tasks" that I need help with over the course of the day ... passing out, collecting, sweeping, office, chairs ... You say it, annnnnnddd they do it!! They are so eager to be the "V.I.P's", that they pretty much want to do everything!!

I framed these two posters in my classroom, and use Crayola's Window Writers to change the names of my V.I.P.'s daily. I keep a boy's class list and a girl's class list near by .. and simply go down the list. My students love how predictable it is, and they keep me organized as to whose turn it is! They don't let me forget who comes next, that's for sure!!!!

Give it a try! You'll love it!!

If you missed anything and want to start over ... this is where it all begins ...

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Groundhog Day

Hello Everyone,

I'm not sure how ya'll are feeling about winter right now, but I think that I am DONE!!! It has been sooooooooo cold up here lately ... that I can't take it anymore. I'm ready for everything to just melt and spring to be on it's merry way.

The great thing is that time is on our side ... January is flying by! I can't believe that Groundhog day is just around the corner. I'm really hoping that cute little furry creature, predicts an early spring (fingers and toes crossed)!!! The problem is that when I really want something bad enough ... it never usually happens  ... but it's worth hoping for!!! Snow, cold, GO AWAY!!!