*sings* It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I seriously LOVE the holiday season! I get to do so many fun things in my classroom that the time just seems to fly by! One of my most FAVORITE things I do all school year is my Gingerbread Unit. I am so thankful that during my first year of teaching… Read More
I love celebrating Johnny Appleseed’s birthday in the classroom! It gives me a good reason to bring all sorts of apple goodies into the classroom! During the week that John Chapman’s birthday falls (September 26th) my students sample one different apple item each day. I usually do applesauce, cider, juice, pie, and different types of apples. We do graphs, read… Read More
I had a request for some ThistleGirl Magic Tree House inspired products. At first I was thinking the request was pretty crazy! The more I thought about it, the more excited I got! Let me go ahead and say “I do not own The Magic Tree House. Magic Tree House is © Mary Pope Osborne and Random House Books. These… Read More
I previously explained a little about how I use Scott Foresman Reading Street in my classroom. I have the students read the stories at their own pace and I do one-on-one conferences with each student. To help with my documentation and monitoring of student progress I created “running records” for each story in Units 1-5. Now I know typically running… Read More
Okay, so I am basically re-inventing the wheel here because there are many Daily 5 stamina graphs floating around out there in cyberspace but I wanted to make my own. 🙂 UPDATE 2018: I designed these stamina graphs over 7 years ago! After I received an email from someone about them, I decided they needed a refresh! The new and… Read More
Mrs. Parker is having a linky party all about Fall Read Alouds. I LOVE books! Here are some of my favorites I use during the first week of school. I read my class the Magic Tree House series so we always start off with Book # 1: Dinosaurs Before Dark. Check out the Linky Party for some great read alouds!