I am using Deanna Jump's America unit for the month of September. I've always taught American Symbols in February but I always ran out of time. I have also always run into the dilemma of how to teach about September 11th. So this year I decided to focus on America in September and ... Read More about American Symbols and Bugs!
Our second grade team decided to work on synonyms this past week. I love working on synonyms because it can really help to expand children's vocabularies in a really easy way. We made our synonym rolls in class and the kids got to make their own synonym chef hats! So cute! ... Read More about Synonym Rolls
I just finished up my second week of school and I'm exhausted already! It's always rough starting up the year in AZ because we usually have heat advisories and the kids can't go out to play for recess. The energy has to come out one way or another and it's usually tough to teach during ... Read More about Monday Made It, Classroom Pictures, and Craftivities!
I got around to making a book hospital and I'm so glad I did. My library consists of hundreds of books. Every so often they start to fall apart. When this happens my kids freak out! They stop everyone around them and come and get me to fix it for them that very second. ... Read More about Library Essential – Book Hospital
One of my hobbies is scrapbooking and it definitely comes in handy when decorating my classroom. I love bringing in things that are functional but still look nice. Last year our school began participating in Box Tops for Education and we had a contest to see who brought in the most Box Tops. ... Read More about Recycled Box Tops Container