Category: linky

Best Teacher Gifts Ever Linky!

When I saw this linky I knew I had to link up!  I got the most thoughtful gift from a student this year, and I can’t wait to share! I love everything that the kiddos give me for Christmas and always feel grateful and special that they think of at Christmas.   This one was pretty special because a lot of thought went into it. It came from a little girl in my class this year.  She is the youngest of 3 and I had both of her brothers.  They are a lovely family and I have really enjoyed having

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What’s Your Schedule Linky!

I am always looking for ways to tweak my schedule to make it work just right!  It is always fun to see how other people do things as well.  So, I am joining Thank God it’s First Grade for a fun linky to show off my schedule!  Mine is different everyday because of specials etc… So, here is what it looks like: Nice and confusing huh?  I have to rearrange everyday because of my specials schedule.  It works for us!  I also have recess duty once or twice a week (it is a rotating schedule, and I have a paid

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Lesson Planner!

I am linking up this week at The Teacher’s Chair to share my lesson plan book.  I change the way that I plan lessons a lot!  I never print out too many pages because I like to tweak things!  I have a lesson plan template that I print that has all of the important and repeating times: specials, lunch, recess, switching for different subjects… Of course, each month the theme and color scheme changes…I still like to handwrite my actual lessons though.  I keep all of my plans (for now) in a binder.  I plan to streamline it a bit by

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Building Mathematical Comprehension: Chapter 8: Synthesizing Information

This book is really making me THINK!   Chapter 8 is all about Synthesizing Information.  This is one of those strategies that I have always had a tough time explaining to the kiddos.   According to Keene and Zimmerman (1997) compare synthesis, the process of sifting through a multitude of details, focusing on the most relevant and then organizing those ideas, to the meticulous creation of a “mosaic of meaning, a beauty, greater than the sum of each shiny piece.”  The author states: “The process of synthesizing information may be the most complex of the comprehension strategies.” (I’ll say!) So!  How does this

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Fessin’ Up!

So, I guess mine was pretty easy!  #1 was the fib.  I was inspired by the movie :I couldn’t resist a movie with Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson.  A Big Year is an informal competition among bird watchers to see who can see the most different types of birds in one year.  My husband and I have been joking about doing a big year since we saw the movie!  As for the other 2, I am really not a big television fan.  Most of the best shows aren’t even on any more!  We don’t even have regular T.V.

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2 Truths and a Lie…

2 Truths and a Lie How it Works: Think of 3 things about yourself or your life.  You should make 2 of them truths and 1 of them a lie.   You can list them on your post in any order.  Do NOT give the answer yet in your post.  People will try  guess your lie in your in the comments of your post.  So remember to be very creative so that it is hard for people to get it right. At the end of the week you can share the answer in your comments from the post or include it in a

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Five for Friday!

I am linking up this week with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday! This has been a LONG week! 1.  We are not allowed to have Valentine’s “Parties” at our school.  So, my wonderful room moms brought in a “Snack and a Craft”.  Of course I didn’t take pictures until the kiddos were all sugared up, and I left those at school.   2.  I got these adorable “dog tag” valentines for my kiddos.  Of course, my son had to attach one to our dog!  So she got her first valentine!  3.  I don’t get flowers for Valentine’s day

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Tee-Hee Tuesdays Linky Party!

Okay!  Here I go attempting my first linky party!  Who doesn’t like to laugh? I became a teacher because I love children, and they do say the darndest things!  Sometimes that is how I get through my days remembering the funny things that they say and do!  Who couldn’t use a good laugh in the middle of the week? So here is how this will work(at least I hope!): 1.  Tell a funny about something that happened at school this week. 2. Tell about something funny personally (keep it clean) whether it be a story about something that happened to

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Do you have a great teacher tip?

Join the Linky Party! Do you have a great teaching tip?  Do you want to learn some great teaching tips?  This is the linky party for you.  I am not hosting it, but I am contributing!  Join us….you know you want to!  Here is the link to one of my favorite teaching tips, plus a freebie (you can’t beat that!)

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