March 25, 2016

Inspirational Quotes

One of my favorite things to look for are inspirational quotes. I have them hung up in my classroom and all over my home and I wanted to share some of my favorite quotes here on my blog and my TpT store. I designed chalkboard themes for my favorite quotes and they are great for classroom and office decor. They are not only inspirational, but the kids LOVE them :) 

March 24, 2016

Easter!

Easter is coming up soon! I am so excited, I love easter and all the colors. I recently made a free product (a multiplication and division easter egg sort). 

I plan on making one for addition and subtraction soon as well (they will be a great review activity for students during this time or as a review center when returning to school after the easter holiday). Today was an early release for the kids and tomorrow we have the day off for good Friday! I plan on making some new resources next week during spring break! Most of my resources have been for 4th grade but I have recently started making resources for other grades. I made some owl themed first/second grade math centers! I am planning on finishing up soon with a word problems center for the first/second grade owl themed centers and having them sold as a bundle pack for a discounted price.  Included in the bundle will be adding & subtracting 2-digit numbers, comparing 2 digit numbers, finding the missing value within 20, and word problems. Thank you all so much for your support and taking the time to stop by my blog. I hope you have a wonderful week!



March 16, 2016

World's Fair week

This week has been super exciting for the kids! It is world's fair week at our school and we are going all around to different classrooms with our "passports" learning about the different countries other classes have been learning about. Our class studied Greece!
                   
In addition to learning about different countries from other classes, we had visitors come in from all over the world to present to us!! We were able to sign up for  different events throughout the week to learn more!          
This week we had a veterinarian come in to share about exotic animals from all over the world. He shared animals from Australia, Europe, the United States, Madagascar, and Africa. The animals that the veterinarian brought in to share with us were an African Parrot (Africa), hissing cockroaches (Madagascar), a corn snake (United States), a blue tongue skink (Australia), and  ferret (Europe).

Another exciting country we got to learn about today was Japan! It was super interesting! Japanese drummers came to talk about their culture and put on a drum show for us to watch!


Tomorrow we look forward to having a skype interview with students who live in Australia (we put together a bunch of questions that we want to ask them about their school and lifestyle and we plan on comparing how differently it is to our own). Then, on Friday we plan on having another skype interview with students who live in Liberia.

March 12, 2016

Week of March 7th, 2016

This week has been very exciting in my classroom! The kids are preparing for world's fair week, which will be the week of March 14th-18th!! During world's fair week, each classroom has a different country to study and each class decides on a project of their choice to share with visitors who travel to their room. My 4th graders are studying Greece and Greek mythology and the kids are all practicing for a play called the Gods and Goddesses Bake Off! I must say, it is amazing! I am so impressed with each students hard work, they have all memorized their lines and practiced very hard each day, I even love how each students roles in the play goes perfectly with their personalities. I look forward to posting pictures of our adventures throughout the week and writing more about the different countries we were able to learn more about!

Along with working on activities for world's fair week, the students have been reading historical fiction books and working in book clubs! I have been very impressed with their use of accountable talk! I created posters to help my students and they love them :)