Monday, August 18, 2014

New Year! The night before Third Grade....

The Reveal:  My classroom for 2014-2015
I know it doesn't have a color theme like I've seen in many classrooms...but I think it looks organized and welcoming!  How way your first day of school?  Mine went great! :)

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

50th Anniversary of the I Have a Dream speech...

In my classroom we watched the original speech from 50 years ago.  Amazing how you can bring the past into the classroom with the use of technology.  I read from a chapter book called Martin Luther King Jr. by Rob Lloyd Jones and we discussed segregation.  Afterwards we watched the MLK deliver the infamous speech.  Leading to a very meaningful discussion on what his words meant and what does it mean to our future generation.   Here are some samples of my students' poetry work:  

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Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd -

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Reposting Popular Post: Mosaic Seuss Art (Updated)

Reposting a very popular post from March 5, 2011:  (The pattern is available for download at the end of the post.)

After we were done with our Seuss poem of the week.  My students painted with their finger tips, these pattern squares that created the Cat in the Hat!  They came out adorable.  Here are a few of them:

Download pattern here: 
It's on dropbox.
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Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd -

Thursday, December 13, 2012

I've been MIA, but I've been BUSY...Poems...Poems..

Sorry that I've been MIA...but my classroom has been very busy.  Check out our work!  Drop me a line.  I miss you guys!!!  

Unit 2 Week 4 The Planets in our Solar System / Poem: Planet Panic
For Thanksgiving, I had the students write their own poem.  
Unit 2 Week5: Author: A True Story/ Poem: Where I Sit Writing 

Unit 3 Week 1: Stone Soup/Poem: Stone Soup (Students brought their favorite soup recipe)


Unit 3 Week 2: One Riddle, One Answer (Haiku)/ Poem: Jack Frost +I had the kids write their own Haiku

If you are interested in my compilation of poems for 3rd Grade Treasures!!! Check it out at my TpT store. There's a poem for every Treasures story including the poems from Treasures (except for the last one about butterflies).  NOTE: Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Jack Frost are not included in this collection.  The Hanukkah poem can be found in this collection: Hanukkah Poems

Here's a SAMPLE of the poems that are included in the Treasures collection.

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Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd -

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pumpkin Book Characters...(plus a book report!)

Pumpkin Book Characters...created by my 3rd Graders!

Book: Albert Pujols by Joanne Mattern

Book: Ghoulfriends Forever by Gitty  Daneshuari

Book: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling

Book: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling

Book: Timmy in Trouble by Holly Webb

Book: How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

Book: Sisters Grimm-The Problem Child by Michael Buckley

Book: Sisters Grimm-Tales from the Hood by Michael Buckley

Book: The Missing Mummy (A to Z Mysteries) by Ron Roy

Book: Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss

Sabrina and Daphne Grimm

Horton and Timmy

Greg and Jo Schmo

Dink, Big Nate, Albert Pujols, and Kai from Ninjago

Greg, Wilbur, and Rochelle

Timmy and 2 Harry Potters

Grinch and Horton

Sisters Grimm: 2 Sabrinas and 1 Daphne


Here they all are....  

Greg and Flat Stanley

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Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd -