Teaching

Interactive Read-Aloud Bulletin Board

I am a serious bookworm. I’ve always loved to read, and I can often be found curled up on the couch or in bed with a great book. These feelings have definitely crossed over and influenced my teaching, as I’m always striving to get my students excited and eager to read. I try to find…… Continue reading Interactive Read-Aloud Bulletin Board

Art · Crafts · Uncategorized

Yarn Pumpkins with Balloons

Fall break has only just begun, and I am going seriously stir-crazy already! We had plans to work on our pavers, as the weather would finally be nice enough, and then the wind decided to blow twenty miles per hour. It’s so sunny and warm, but the wind is awful! Sooo basically, our plans are…… Continue reading Yarn Pumpkins with Balloons

Teaching

Under the Sea Classroom Reveal

You guys! My classroom is finished and ready for the first day next week. I am so excited with how it turned out. My aunt was dying to decorate it and we chose an “under the sea” theme. She had been gathering ideas on Pinterest, and we replicated our favorites. The theme went perfectly with…… Continue reading Under the Sea Classroom Reveal

Teaching

How To Use Games with Language Arts

I love to use centers for my language arts instruction. Based on my current schedule, I can really only fit them in once a week. Instead of giving the kids worksheets or having them complete a workbook page, I try to incorporate fun, learning activities into our centers. I was browsing Pinterest (I know, I completely have…… Continue reading How To Use Games with Language Arts

Art · Paint

Kandinsky Trees

With my third graders, we had been talking about warm and cool colors, and I wanted to incorporate them into an abstract art project. Remember my Kandinsky mural art project? If you don’t, check it out! I used Kandinsky’s influence for our abstract trees art project, and the kids really enjoyed it! The trees look…… Continue reading Kandinsky Trees

Sensory Objects · Teaching

Busy Bars

Okay, guys. This bad boy right here is the reason I’ve been so sporadic about posting for the last year. I’ve been completing my 63 page  thesis (that’s right, sixty-three pages!!!) for my M.Ed degree in Curriculum and Instruction and have pretty much been MIA for the past year and a half while I went through the…… Continue reading Busy Bars

Art

Paper Plate Skeleton

Who loves Halloween more than kids? My students have been talking about Halloween for weeks, and have been so excited as it’s been drawing closer. For science this week, I did a lesson on bones. We talked about what would happen to your skin without bones (think: gummy worm) and then I incorporated a hands-on art…… Continue reading Paper Plate Skeleton