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I am a full time teacher and mom of three. I love love love my job working with kids and am always looking for ways to keep my students filled with excitement for learning!
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Friday, October 19, 2012

Laughter, always the best medicine!

We have been hitting reading strategies pretty hard lately.  Making predictions should be one of the easiest, right?!?!  We had a little benchmark question on the last quiz that asked students to make a prediction about something that might happen at recess......I seriously was busting a gut while reading these.  Here are some of my favorites.  I just had to share!

" I may play with boys?"



"Everybody will go crazy!"

"There could be an earthquake."

"A kid might get in trouble."

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Brain Breaks = LIFESAVERS!

WIGGLES!!!  They can make or break ya as a teacher!  Knowing the signs of when kids are getting them and what to do when they do!  Before the day of You Tube they came in the form of Dr. Jean CD's for me!  Now in the age of Smart Boards and You Tube there are a HUGE selection of short video clips out there that are perfect for getting the wiggles out!

I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated just to brain breaks!
Check them out here!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Bad Case of Cause and Effect!

 We are learning about cause and effect this week in reading.   My student teacher found this great anchor chart on Pinterest (where else??).  We were brainstorming something really cute that we could do to further explain cause and effect to the kiddos.  Then we stumbled upon this very fun looking activity with the main character from the story A Bad Case of the Stripes by David Shannon on Mrs. Lemons blog!  Click here for the link to her activity.  I modified it a little bit and we are going to complete the activity later this week.  I can't wait to see how the kiddos do with it!  I'll post pics as soon as I can!

Here is the modified version of my sheet!



   

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Link Up!

I am joining my first linky party!  Here is my October Currently!
Join the fun and link up too at Oh' Boy Fourth Grade!



Scientific Method Visual

So teaching the scientific method can be kind of wordy and boring sometimes.  So I decided to use this great technology tool that I just heard about to spruce things up a bit.  It's called Prezi.  WHERE HAVE I BEEN?  I love this Prezi thing.  Going to start using it more often!

Here is the link to my Scientific Method Prezi.  Hope you enjoy!

http://prezi.com/recommend/g5muiwztpf9c/






A big thank you to mellonheadz for the science clip art that you will see in the presentation!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Scientific Method FREEBIE!

We are learning all about the scientific method this week in science.  Here is a link to the recording sheet that we will be using!


Thank you to mellonheadz for the super cute science clip art!