Student Gift Tags for Back to School: Each year I try to come up with a little gift for my students for Meet the Teacher. Back to school is such a busy time, making it a little hard sometimes to come up with great stuff! I’ve given them toys, food, balloons, and so many other things over the last 25 years! I have a ton
All of Mo Willems’ Pigeon books could be considered my favorite! Of course, if I HAD to choose, The Pigeon Has to Go To School might win. I have a pack for that book HERE. My pigeon directed drawing is FREE and includes kid-friendly directions and a video tutorial as always =) You can find it on Teachers Pay Teachers HERE. Which pigeon book is
Finally there are Directed Drawings for Distance Learning! These make it easy for you since all you have to do is add the link to your Schoology course. You can also add a slide to your Google Classroom assignment. You are provided a video for each one where I am teaching the lesson as I would to my own class. Most are 1 -3 minutes.
Kindergarten Graduation Kindergarten Graduation, two words that either makes your heart burst with joy or fills you with dread. I have fluctuated between to the two feelings over the years. Mainly it is one of those things I am nervous about and dread until it’s over and then I am so happy I did it. I used to be the new, young teacher. Back in
Obviously a pirate directed drawing is cool and kids will love it. But I actually use it and have used it for years for the sight word “ARE.” I am always looking for mnemonic devices to help me or my students remember things. See this new frieebie on Teachers Pay Teachers. These cards by Child 1st Publications are something I use in small and whole
Jan Brett Activities: Jan Brett is the perfect author for this time of year. Her books and illustrations are fun to share. My students are especially fond of the windows on each page that show what is coming and what has happened. First up is The Hat since this is the book I made my first activity for because I couldn’t find anything I liked.
Frankenstein Craft: We have to decorate for our upcoming fall festival. As a result, we created these cute little Frankensteins. This craft is easy and will bring a pop of color to the usual red, brown, and yellow. Girls and boys can add a bow or a bow tie for extra cuteness. The freebie includes a few writing pages for that critical learning component. It
October Crafts and Activities: I love October, usually, when it gets cooler and I know fall is here. In Alabama right now, it is still like 98 degrees (literally). Regardless of the lack of fall, I still plan on doing some activities in my classroom to at least make it FEEL like it is fall. A girl can dream, can’t she? I love the book
Back to School with Oriental Trading! I was fortunate enough to be given some very special gifts from Oriental Trading for Back to School. I want to share them with you because they are perfect for BTS and the rest of the school year. Meet the Teacher is one of those nights that I LOVE and sort of HATE at the same time…the crowds, the
Back to School Read Alouds Back to School Read Alouds: Read alouds are one of my favorite things in the whole world. Here is a list of my best picks for beginning of the year read alouds. How Do Dinosaurs Go To School? I really love to read this book. My students roar with laughter as we read about the dinosaurs that don’t know how