Monday, September 3, 2018

Charging Up Charts- Beginning of the year

Hello Friends! We have officially been back to school for four weeks! I can't even believe that a whole month has passed. We have been working on classroom expectations and learning responsibility.

Part of learning responsibility is using the room (and anchor charts) to review rules and procedures. I always like to create anchor charts with my students, but coming up with my information on the spot is always a challenge. Usually my anchor charts look like this hot mess.

 Then, I had the idea of working on my anchor charts at home, but I still wanted the students to be involved. This was the result and I am in LOVE! Ta-Da Charging up Charts was born!
The students are still involved, I prep them before school and have them ready. We work together to fill them up, and honestly you could even work together to create them as well. 

I have students use post it notes to help me fill them out. You could even laminate them and use dry erase markers.

You can find Charging Up Charts here! What Charts would you like to see next? I have some ideas brewing!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Chicken Lips Book Review

Hello Friends! I am so excited that an amazing new author sent me an advanced copy of her book, Chicken Lips! Although I was given this book to review, all opinions are my own.

Chicken Lips is written by Kristy Hamby and illustrated by Marianella Aguirre and will be coming out very soon!  This character building book is such a great addition to classrooms and children that may feel a little bit different because of his or her name. It also shows that every cow, and person, is special for a reason!

 Chicken Lips is an inquisitive little cow who wonders why his name is "Chicken Lips". He goes on a journey through the farm to see if anyone has answers to why he was named this. After many questions and a surprise visit from the farmer, he gets his answer! I won't spoil it for you, but it is an adorable ending.

With these adorable illustrations, and this sweet story, I highly recommend you check out this book when is comes out. I am so excited for the publication of this sweet story, and look forward to many more from this fabulous new author, Kristy Hamby!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Inferring with Dinosaur Eggs

Hey Hey Friends!!! Long time, no blog. it has been quite a year! Hope your year is coming along smoothly! We are mid Dino Days this week (Check it out here!) and one of my sweet Instagram friends asked where I got the new idea that introduces the unit to my students, so I am going to share it with you!

I was talking with one of the other teachers on my hall, and she said that she used to use the hide and seek eggs (that look like rocks and grass) to make inferences with her students, and I thought that would be an awesome way for the students to guess what their next room transformation would be. She let me borrow her eggs, and said that she saw this idea from Deanna Jump and had created a worksheet to go with it.You can visit Deanna's blog here, to see her idea.  I created my own and you can grab it here for free! 

Have a Happy Week friends!