Monday, September 15, 2014

These Hands

During our Writer’s Workshop launching unit, we spent time gathering ideas in our notebooks. We learned that one way writer’s get ideas is by letting other writer’s inspire them. We read These Hands and let that story inspire us. We traced our hands in our notebooks and generated all the things we do with our hands. Click on the picture below to check out the video!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

What will your verse be?

We were inspired by the Apple iPad commercial asking us what our verse would be. There are many versions of "What is your verse" iPad commercials, but the one that stood out to us was the one where citizens of Detroit were asked what they wanted their city to be and they used one word to sum it up on a chalkboard.

We thought about our classroom as our city. What do we want our classroom to be known and remembered for? We brainstormed a list of powerful, descriptive words and choose one word each that spoke to us.

Here is what we created with those words.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

lets take a #learningselfie

I love a good hashtag and I love instagram. I'm a teacher so I love learning as well.

At my school we have a little bulletin board outside of our doors. Most of the time we just have our kids' names on it. Nothing too spectacular.

I wanted a board that would be interactive and always changing.

I added all my loves together and created this board.

I thought this would be a great way to connect families and school and show students how learning takes place everywhere!

Keep those selfies coming!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Summer Reading!

In my book, summer is the BEST time to get some serious reading done! Pool days, road trips, if you're lucky… plane rides and beach days, make excellent opportunities for reading! I have gathered a plethora of reading resources for you! Don't forget to check out the Summer Reading tab on our blog for even more!

Complete a Summer Reading Bucketlist from Notimeforflashcards!