My students have had a fabulous time learning about the Statue of Liberty. In fact, my friend who cuts my hair told me that some of my students came into her beauty shop telling her all about the information they had learned about the Statue of Liberty! Now that makes me want
I teach with some wonderful ladies (and 1 gentleman). They are dedicated, caring, and so creative! These are a sample of the bulletin boards that adorn our hallways this year thanks to the creativity of our teachers. This rainbow bulletin board is beautiful! I love the little clear marbles that are hung
I always say that it takes two weeks for everyone to get settled in at the beginning of school. Routines are established, schedules are in place, students and teachers are settled in. I think we are now reaching that point, and now we are ready for a year of learning!
This past month has been a whirlwind! Between my dad spending an extended time in the hospital, vacation to Disney World, softball games, and preparing for our state test, this little blog had to be put on the back burner for a while. Now that I have a chance to
In my last post I shared a list of picture books that are perfect for teaching cause and effect. Today, I want to share with you the books that I chose to use with my class. I used Spiders by Seymour Simon to model locating cause and effect in the
Picture Books to Teach Cause and Effect Fourth graders often struggle with cause and effect situations. Using picture books or mentor text is a great way to help students grasp this reading skill. I want to share some of my favorite picture books to teach cause and effect. Cause
My school year is now rolling full speed ahead! I always look forward to the feeling that I have when it seems that the students and I are in a routine: beginning of the year routines are established, the kiddos know and understand my expectations, and daily routines are in