Thursday, October 10, 2013

Better October than Never...

Wow! I apologize how behind I am on getting a blog post made! I have been very busy with the new reading program and just a *little* pregnant as well! 

Below are the projects we have been working on for the end of Unit 1 in Reading. The students had to do research and inquiry on certain pets and work together in groups to make a poster and then a diorama.

 My Table....

 ...Student Table
- Dog Group   -  Goldfish Group  -    Cat Group  -

 - Horse Group   -  Turtle Group  -   Hamster Group  -

This was a wild and crazy few days in our classroom, but they turned out wonderful

Today is presentation day and they all have parts they have to read and share with the class along with their dioramas and posters.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Summer Practice

Here are some great sites for you and your child to explore this summer!

Common Core Math Practice:
Choose a Grade and then choose a standard. (you will have to click a few different subtitles)
This is full of math games and resources!

Interactive Math Sites for Education:

Kids Public Radio:

Games, Worksheets, etc.


Monday, May 13, 2013

Catch Up!

Wow! I am so behind on my blogging! Spring really got me running behind between coaching the Corner Girls Tennis Team and having and the woes of all day morning sickness!

So, here is a quick post to catch you up on some, but not all of the things we have been doing in the past couple of months.


Dental Health with Peanut Butter, Apple Slices, and Marshmallows


Sneaky Leprachuans.... Turned our room into a mess and Mrs. Langston's Carnations Green! They also left us some lucky Toootsie-Pops in a basket (That Mrs. Langston forgot to take a picture of...)

Updated the Igloo:
We decorated the igloo and turned it around in the corner. The students have been reading like CRAZY in this little igloo! They are going to be sad to see it go. I think I will be as well...even though I have some supplies behind those green curtains I would like to get to. I think I will have to take the igloo down this summer because some of those milk jugs look like they might expand and stink with the heat of the Summer invading the classroom with no air conditioning (once school lets out)!


The Birmingham Zoo and a Which-Wich Lunch

Have no fear... we aren't talking "witches" here. Which-Wich is a sanwich shop in Homewood. I stumbled upon a wonderful educational opportunity while eating at this shop one day. You have to read and fill out a bag telling the servers what you want on your sandwich. They take your bag, make your sandwich, and return the bag to you with your sandwich in it!

So, having a 3.5 year old of my own with me that day- I discovered the children's version and knew from that moment on that this would be a GREAT real-word reading and writing lesson. I got in touch with the owner and he was the most helpful person! He allowed us to fill out our bags, bring them in, and pick the sandwiches up on the day of our Field trip to the Birmingham Zoo! He even gave us a discount and provided a sandwich for the teachers!

***The picture below will be featured in his store and possibly in the company publication! I have permission from the parents of the students to share this picture. You know I am very protective of these little faces!

I will be sure to update the blog with an end of the year post! Until then... have a GREAT week!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Doubles, Doubles, I CAN Add Doubles!

Check out the following Doubles Rap Videos.....The students love these and they are great practice for Doubles Facts!!

School Tube: Doubles to 5

School Tube: Doubles to 10

All Done!

Well, we made it to the end! The igloo is complete with lanterns on the front. Who knew Chick-fil-a had such beautiful, clear gallon-sized tea jugs! If we had received them earlier on in the project we could have made windows with them! 

Thank you all so much for helping collect milk jugs! We are going to try to keep the igloo up until May! It will be very interesting to take down when the time comes... Anyone need a huge collection of hot-glue decorated milk jugs? Just kidding! :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Igloo "UP"date

And UP it is going!! We are in need of more jugs, but not too many. We are thinking about making milk jug penguins from the extra jugs- if time allows. We just need to finish the "roof" and then add an igloo entrance!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

100th Day of School!

We had so much fun today! It doesn't seem like we should be 100 days into this school year already! The students participated in 5 different stations. 

100th Day Trail Mix...Yummy!  

100 beads on a shoestring for counting lessons.

100 Gum Balls in a Gum Ball Machine!!!  

The Number 100 Art...

Self Portraits at 100 Years Old...VERY interesting insight! 

Happy 100th Day!