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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Creative Crayons

Narrative writing is tough when all you teach most of the year is informational, but because you KNOW it'll be informational on the state test.  Here's a fun way to get kids being creative....

I began with a a read aloud of course!  The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt really got the kids excited to write .

Then I handed students a color with the personality/character traits that are associated with each color.

The prompt was:  You are now a crayon and somehow you get lost from your box.  You will have to go on am adventure in 3 locations of the school and then hopefully find your box again.

The kids went crazy!  They couldn't contain their excitement!! They finally started writing :)

All good writing should be shared, so we did. The kids got really into it and wore shirts of their Crayon color and I helped the make simple pointed hats (Google party hat template).

I will add some student examples later, but here are some pictures!

They were "in character with those silly faces .

Friday, July 1, 2016

Back To School Sales Have Started!!


If you need: Crayons, Pencils, Pencil Sharpeners, Scissors, Glue Sticks, Liquid Glue, Construction Paper, Lined Paper, Printer Paper, etc. this is your secret source to get the best prices!!

With my many years of experience of smart back to school shopping I wanted to help you all out! Follow my blog and check back here regularly for the BEST deals and where to find them.  I am only posting the items that are really discounted, but if there is something you would like message me and I'll look for it and add it on.

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More to come...

Office Depot & Office Max:

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Big Lots
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Dollar Tree:
There are always great supplies and teaching tools at the Dollar Tree.  Buy bulk online to get a class or team set.

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Celebrating Math with an Ice Cream Social

To celebrate our math class we planned and carried out an Ice Cream Social!  Students had to figure out items needed, prices, set dates, divi up the supplyear responsibility, and create activities.  They made their own math games modeled after the games I played with them all year!   Out planning online will be added here soon...

Ready for the fun to begin!

All set and ready for our guests!

Welcome families!  Enjoyong Ice Cream and Math games are a great way to spend our Friday  afternoon.

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