Monday, July 18, 2011


So the first few weeks have been busy and exhausting! I am finally getting a chance to post some pictures.

So here is a picture of my Kissing Hand board.
 This will be my board for my student of the week.
 This is an activity my grade level does to talk about rules. We make this project after reading David Goes to School and creating our classroom rules.
 We write some of our rules inside the school house.

 Here is on of the Thinking Maps we've introduced. We used a circle map to make a list of things they can do.
 This is my "explorer" board. I've displayed The Three Little Pigs activity. We describe each house.
 Here is the inside.
 Here is the close up of the front of the activity. They had to draw the straw house, sticks house and bricks house.

Monday, July 11, 2011


I just got an email today, letting me know I have been awarded 5 iPads to use in my classroom! All that grant writing paid off. I will first have to attend a two day training before receiving them. I am so EXCITED =) I can't wait!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

First Week of 2011-2012

It was a long but GOOD week. I am enjoying my students. I have a GREAT group of kids.

Here is a picture of our first project, The Kissing Hand. The kids loved it. It has evolved throughout the years.

I could have sworn I took more pictures. Apparently, I only took pictures of the students. I will do my best to take pictures of my bulletin boards once they are completely done. I am the type that might redo them a few times until I am happy with them.

I am really excited to say that the Daily 5 is going well. I have 3 kids that I know I will have to work with. They try and talk to anyone near them. The rest of the kids are enjoying Read To Self. I had a little boy approach me and asked, "Are we doing read to self again." So I answered, "Yes. We have one more round." He then replied, "Good. I like read to self." They get excited every time we add a minute. On Monday we will be up to 7 minutes.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

First Day of School!

Yes, that's right! Today is my first day of school for the 2011-2012 school year. I am so EXCITED to implement Daily 5 and am working on my SAFARI theme! I will do my best to take pictures of everything we do today and post later on.

The rest of you, enjoy your summer!