After a writing mini-lesson this week I was so thrilled to see these three little post-its on one of my kiddo's writer's notebook! We've been talking about audience, purpose and heartbeat forever and it might finally be sticking. Hooray! ... Read More about Writer’s Workshop Victory!
Thank you to the awesome teachers on Pinterest who came up with this idea! You saved us last week when we needed a fun community math activity to review fractions, perimeter and area. Cut out a bunch of colored squares, get some art paper and ... Read More about Practice Perimeter, Area & Fractions with Math Mosaics
I know it's not good to bribe kids with candy, but with 12 days of school left I'm pulling out the big guns! Last week I started putting up the Wonka prizes one by one on the most unreachable shelf. I didn't say much, but the kids certainly ... Read More about Getting Ready for Wonka Week
Squirrely kidlets? Me too! I'm bringing back Wonka Week this year after a long hiatus (I just lost track of time!) and am excited to introduce it to my kids. Let's do it together! Buy: a bag or two of small wrapped candy bars (not ... Read More about My Favorite End of Year Activity – Wonka Week!
What amazing parents we have at my school! Check out this awesome (Pinterest-inspired) project one of our grade level moms did with her child's class. She talked with the kids about changing solids to liquids through heat and then let all ... Read More about Melting Crayon Science & Art Project