Monday, April 14, 2014

Do you Noodle???

After reading many blog posts on gonoodle.com I just had to give it a shot!
It's free
Easy to sign up
did I mention...it's free!!!

My kids absolutely, positivly, for sure LOVED this! They begged to do it again! The minute I said, "If we stay focused, get all our work done, and we do it quietly, we can do gonoodle."

They never worked so hard!

Many teachers I read use it as brain breaks. I will do that as well, but for now, I am treating it more as an end of the day incentive! 

Take a look...they did great!

video

I highly recommend you try this as soon as you can!


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Spring Acrostic Poems!

Well hello friends! It's been awhile! I was in Maui last weekend with my uncle! It was so nice to get to see him! He flew all the way here from Michigan which he does every year. I haven't seen him in over a year. It sure was a nice relaxing weekend!
Beach
Drinks
Sushi
Paddle Boarding
Sea Turtles
Whales

Can I go back now???

Here are a few pics:)









Then I was playing catch up all week! It's been quite stressful! I sure have a busy day today!

I just wanted to stop in and show you a simple acrostic poem idea you could do for spring!

As a class, we talked about words that describe spring. We even looked at books to help us!

Then students made their acrostic poems in their writing notebooks. Instead of just writing 
S-sprouting flowers
R-Raindrops

and so on...

I wanted my kiddos to write complete sentences. I mean, they are almost 3rd graders. They need to be doing that!

Here is our class poem


Once their poems were complete and checked, they were able to make their rainbow craft! No templates, just scissors and glue!

Here are our final rainbows!

The kids really loved making these! 

So this week, we are going to do some more rainbow poetry thanks to my friend Corinna over at Surfin Through Second!


You can grab her AH-MAZING freebie HERE!

I hope you all have a great start to your week!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spring Cleaning Time!!!

Happy Spring!!!

I hope the weather is getting warmer where ever you are! Here in Hawaii it is pretty much the same! Today though I was so HOT at work! All the fans were on, every window and both doors were open...and that did NOT HELP:( I hate being sticky and hot at work! Ugh...The joys of teaching in a non air conditioned school here in Hawaii! I guess that's the price I pay;)

ANYWAYS...
I wanted to shop in and let you know I am joining many other bloggers and throwing a little spring cleaning sale! 



I need to go my shopping and cleaning bright and early tomorrow. Today is my Friday and I am heading out bright and early on this plane...
to island hop over to Maui for the weekend:) I am not going to lie...I am scared to death! My husband keeps making loud plane noises around me as a joke! (he's the one who jumped out pf airplanes in the Army many moons ago).

I am meeting my Uncle who flew all the way from Michigan for a vacation! I just had to take the opportunity to visit him!

I have plans of 
laying out at the beach
taking surf lessons
going on a hike
drinking lots of fruity drinks
eating a ton of sushi
going to the vineyard and lavender farm
AND shopping!

I just wish my hubby was going:( Oh well! 

I hope you all have a great weekend! 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A little spring cleaning!

I went into my classroom today and did a little rearranging and cleaning! The area I teach in is FULL of red dirt...so the kids and I clean the classroom daily! 

Here are some new photos~from all 4 corners of my room!




Nothing like a fresh start for Monday!
I have my student teacher starting too! She will be there just for literacy. 

Any tips for me? This is my first one and I am SO excited!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Scribble Frames and Writing Task Cards!

I have had a few days to really focus on my shop and update some older units! I did promise myself to take some ME time this spring break...hitting the beach later this week! 

Today I finished updating my writing task cards! 

I still have 60 different writing prompt task cards, but I updated the fonts, colors and clip art! I also have 4 different ways you can print this file:)
Color with clip art
Color without clip art
Black and White with clip art
Black and White without clip art

Today I have marked them 50% off for today only! You can grab them HERE!

I also was sitting outside enjoying the sunshine and doing some doodling:)

I came up with these 14 scribble frames!





They are also 50% off for today:) You can pick them up HERE!

Back to enjoying the sunshine! Happy Tuesday friends!





Monday, March 17, 2014

End of the year memory book~update!

I can't believe the end of the year is 9 weeks away! This school year has flown by to say the least! I feel like I just started my journey here in Hawaii! 

When I started to think about the end of the year, I thought about my end of the year memory book! I wanted to give it a small face lift...and I couldn't be happier with out it turned out!


I have added fresh new clip art, frames, and fonts! I have also included a new page and added pages with no clip art!

One other thing I did was make more boy/girl combinations! 

I have this 50% off just for today! 
You can grab it here:)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Reading Center Task Cards~update!!!

Today I have a quick post for you all about something I have updated. I have been in the mood lately to update my old goodies! 

One of my favorite things to use during my reading center time is these task cards! They are great for independent work or partner discussions!

Normally I sell these cards for $3, but for two days I am marking them down to $1.50! 

You can grab them up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!