I got this cute little gift idea from a fellow CTMH consultant (Terrie Dodd). I typed the poem on my computer, inserted a gingerbread man clip-art. rolled some money and viola ---- I think this is so much better than just giving money or a gift card!
two crafts...one post!
both of these crafts are made of paper. nothing else. you have paper don't ya? yes. so...keep your kids hands busy with one or both of these today. :) craft #1 cut a bunch of green patterned paper (or you could use plain green) into skinny strips. i used a paper cutter. but you could use scissors. then i cut some of the strips into smaller sizes.... all different lengths. then start stacking them. random order..random pattern...biggest at the bottom....all the way up to the smallest. glue…
Today’s Number is..?
I got this idea from here. I just started using it so I’ll have to see how it goes. I use it as part of my math rotation. The students work on it and mark it themselves and I check it at t…
Valerie King Inspired
Welcome! I hope to bring to you all my teaching experiences. Lets share! Read about the latest research-based teaching strategies to creative classroom environments. So, grab your coffee, get cozy, and take a look around!
St. Patrick's Day Rainbows
Remember when I said I was posting Mexican food today? Yeah, just in case you couldn't tell from the title, this isn't Mexican food. It's Friday. I'm tired. It's been a long week filled with
Be Mine! A Valentine Unit
Hi sweet blog friends!! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I finished up my newest unit this weekend called "Be Mine" A collection of literacy, math, and craft activities for Valentine's Day! It is jammed packed with tons of fun activities and craft projects. Here is a few pics of the craft projects you will get in this unit.... I did this too cute bee last year with a little help from my mom. You can also see him in this post from last year. Here is a complete list of what is included…
FREE Place Value Ice Cream Sundae Activity
FREE Place Value Ice Cream Sundae Math Game - Hands on math activity to help kindergarten, first grade, and second grade kids learn place value
The Summarizing Hokey Pokey: That's What It's All About
Summarizing. We want students to do it all the time. After all, it's one of the most basic ways for a student to demonstrate comprehension of a story. But many times, we just read them a piece of writing or have them read a story and instruct them to summarize it. At best we tell them what a summary is... pulling out the important ideas from a story to tell what it is mostly about. The best way to make sure your students are proficient at summarizing to not only teach them what a summary is…
A New Pinterest-Inspired Project, a Freebie, and a Reminder - Create Teach Share
I found another amazing idea for my classroom on Pinterest. Apparently, I am unable to come up with my own original ideas. No biggie though…I love finding wonderful ideas from other teachers, and making them my own. Although I found this idea on Pinterest, it can be traced back to an old post from Growing…