Thursday, March 25, 2010

great new website

Our speech therapist just recommended a GREAT website... It provides you great boardmaker activities.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dr. Seuss Month!

The month of March is known as Dr. Seuss Month in my classroom. The Pre-K teacher and I have been teaming on themes and using project based learning to hit the state standards. Well for March we have planned a book a week. Cat in the Hat, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Green Eggs and The Foot Book. I will post pictures and lessons that we do along the way!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Idea Share

I am getting really excited for the MD Teacher Idea Share that I am hosting on Thursday. Today I was pulling lessons/projects that I wanted to share and came across the following:

Calendar Books:

Materials needed: old calendar, construction paper, glue, scissors, markers, hole punch, velcro and yarn.

1. take apart and old calendar
2. cover the "date" side with construction paper (glue it on)
3. have your child/students write sentences (dictate them to you if needed) describing the picture
4. type the sentence and print them in large print.
5. glue the sentences on to the corresponding pages
6. assemble in order and bind the pages with yarn
7. cut out the small preview pictures on the back cover of the calendar.
8 stick a velcro dot on the back of each picture and one on each page.
9. match the small picture with its big match.

this activity makes use of your old calendars and allows you to help your child be creative. It also helps with mathcing skills and reading. The sky is the limit!!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010


The title comes for a student of mine from a couple of years ago. Another student threw a bucket of crayons into the air and as they were falling onto the other kids one said, "It's raining crayons, and it hurts." How true is that statement!! I always said that if I were to write a book that would be the title. Now all I need to do is sit down and write!!

This blog is intended to be a forum to share ideas for both home and school. I am trying to gain more lesson ideas that will work in my classroom and some fun things to do for my kids at home! Please share this site with other moms and teachers.