Sunday, July 14, 2013

New Student Survey

Welcome!
If you're in my class this year, I invite you to take the following survey.  
This will help me get to know you both as a person and a learner.
This will be a great year...I hope you are ready to learn a lot and have a blast!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

What Is Donors Choose?

I have previously written about the wonderful organization, Donors Choose.

I currently have a project posted on their site to add 4 Kindle Fires to my classroom.  I am so close to meeting my goal!  I have about two months to raise the remaining $256 for my project to be funded.

However, that IS NOT what I am writing about.  This posting is for all of you teachers out there that aren't aware of this amazing resource!  Please check the site out, consider supporting a teacher, and write a proposal for something that you have been desiring for your students!  

What do you need to inspire, engage and encourage your students?

Link to my project:


Here is a short video explaining DonorsChoose:


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Donor's Choose!

Have you heard of Donor's Choose.org?  It is a great site for teachers to post projects that they envision.  It could be a request for technology, books, tools or other materials for your classroom.

We are hoping to get our project funded! 
Check out our story {HERE}!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Math is Fun! Fraction Help...

We have begun our fraction unit. The kiddos are really enjoying it, mostly because we discuss food a lot! Math is Fun is a great resource for math help (all different content areas). Check it out here: Math Is Fun - Maths Resources

Monday, February 25, 2013

Time Flies...

I honestly don't know where the last month has gone!
We have been doing assessments and I did progress reports...but I really can't believe that it's almost March.  Crazy!

We have been working really hard to understand what it means to infer.  Understanding iinference is difficult for most kids and I was looking for a fun way to teach it.
Boy...did I luck out.  I found the "Inference Investigators" packet on TpT.  It was so fun, the kids really had a blast and most importantly it made learning about inferences easy. 
My kiddos have a great grasp of inferring now.
You can get your own pack {HERE} from Babbling Abby.
Love, love, love it!
Here are some pics.
We ALWAYS start with an "I Can..." statement so the kids know what the objective is.


 This tells them "some" information.  They are infering the rest!


 I  glued these two papers inside manilla folders and laminated them.  These contatined their cules to begin making inferences.
I'll be able to use these in the years to come!

We made a class timeline to find out the missing parts of the story.

Very fun!  Click to follow her blog.  Thanks Abby!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Narrative Writing~Winter Stories

We have been working hard on our writing lately.  I was excited to find this Winter Friends Craftivity from Amy Lemons.  You can get it {HERE}  It has the template for the friends and the writing paper.  She is super talented!  We spent one day filling in a graphic organizer with characters, a setting, a problem and a solution.  Then they began brainstorming for their story.  They were to have 3 paragraphs, introduction to the story, a winter problem and a solution.  They did a rough draft on notebook paper then we did our final, edited drafts on the paper you see in the pics.  The kiddos were so excited to make their "peoples" after we finished all the writing!
Click on the pics to make them larger.

 Our "I Can..." Statement







A look at the whole class!