Sunday, August 13, 2017

This is my new BEE class! I read Patricia Palacco's book Thank You, Mr. Faulker and pretended to dump honey on it. We talked about how hard bees work and that the buzz is the sound of their wings moving so many times per minute. We learned that if we didn't have bees, Albert Einstein said we would not be able to survive after four years. Bees are the only insect that make food for us. Mr. Staheli, our principal calls us the Busy Bees. My favorite addition is the hive shaped glass jar. The parents are helping me fill it with |Worthers candy all wrappped in gold. Trust me it is beautiful! The little bench was 15.00 from facebook garage sale! I made the cushion and it is OK as long as you don't look too closely! Sewing is not one of my talents! I love my kids and I am really looking forward to spending the year with them.

These books are our leadership binders.
This hive is part of our outside bulletin board.

Word posters are a little orange, but oh well! Almost everything you see is on my new bee file on tpt. I hope someone else gets to use all my hard work!

This hive hangs out of the ceiling and over our classroom library.

This is our awesome candy jar now filled with beautiful gold wrapped Worthers!

The little autistic boy in my class gets to turn these lights on and off with a remote. He loves it.

I covered the ugly green carpet wall with cheap nylon material from Walmart. I just love Walmart! While I was there one of the managers gave me a gift card for $15.00 worth of crayons.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

I just finished getting my class ready for 2017! As you can see I changed to a bee theme. I am going to read Patricia Polacco's book, Thank you, Mr. Faulker. I am going to dump some honey on a book and talk about the sweetness of books.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

New Math Assessments and worksheets for addition, subtraction, money, and time.

Each of these packets has an intervention with four levels of difficulty for each subject. I have also included practice sheets that can be used for homework or during math center. I added the money poems to TPT for free.

Math Posters

I made these posters last summer and they have worked like a charm! Identifying coins is one of my teams GVCs. (Guaranteed Viable Curriculum) I have included little tricks for identifying the coins. For example, the Lincoln Memorial has a flat roof like a one, so the value is 1 cent.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Animal Antics Writing

This is a book for writing about animals. It contains 40 animals, with an animal for each letter of the alphabet and a few extras. Each page has a visual of how to draw the animal. It also contains a word bank with words about the animal's habitat, characteristics, and descriptive words. I use once a week and show a video or read a book about the animal. I model for the students how to draw the animal. Even if you aren't very artistic, you can draw these animals. It is my favorite writing activity! 

Monday, July 27, 2015

I just added these signs for the second grade classroom bundle.