Hey everyone! So sorry it has taken so long to get this post together but the first few weeks of school has been super busy. Here is the view from the classroom door. Since then I have changed the tables a bit, but it is very similar. I spray painted these storage containers a little over a year ... Read More about Classroom Photos…FINALLY!
If you have been on Pinterest or FB lately you might have noticed the new craze...Tabletop Chart Stands! It has been on my to do list since June and I finally got around to doing it today. I am LOVING the way it came out!! I'm not into reinventing the wheel, so I went to my bloggy friend ... Read More about Tabletop Craftiness!
My kiddos LOVE doing science investigations and experiments, so I am always in search of EASY ideas. This one is very easy and nicely reviews the different parts of a seed. To begin we took dry lima beans and soaked them in a bowl of water which we left over night. Students took turns adding the ... Read More about Easy hands on science lesson: Seeds
Have you ever had a student who has trouble controlling him/herself? I have one or two students every year in my class that really struggle with controlling their impulses and behaviors. This year we started using the Just-Right-O-Meter as a visual guide for students and it has been SOO helpful. ... Read More about Looking for a system to help students regulate their own behavior?
Let's talk about community helpers. It is a great unit to integrate math, ELA and writing and such an important life skill for our kiddos. Here are some ideas for boosting language skills and life skills while learning about community helpers. We kicked off the theme by playing games with vocab ... Read More about Community helpers