To make a long story short, LOVE my husband of 20 years, LOVE my 2 cool kids, Dylan 16 & Holly 10, LOVE hanging with family and friends, LOVE being a year 2 library media specialist and most importantly, LOVE my Savior & Lord Jesus Christ!
My Favorite Thanksgiving Books:
Below are venn diagrams to use with Sarah Morton's Day and Samuel Eaton's Day. Enjoy!
Sarah Morton's Day Venn Diagram:
Sarah Morton's Day Venn
Samuel Eaton's Day Venn Diagram:
Samuel Eaton's Day Venn
Make-up Work-BAh Humbug-Oops, did I say that out loud?
Here's one simple way I keep it organized. I made these folders (and laminated it) that I put on the absent child's desk first thing. Their "neighbor" is usually oh, so helpful to make sure all the papers make it into the folder.
I put a note on the inside of the folder that says
"Please return this folder AND your makeup work by _________________"
The folder is waiting on their desk upon the child's return the next day.
I am now the proud owner (term used loosely) of 8 iPads in my classroom and while it's super exciting, it's a little daunting. I'm the only one at my school who has more than one, so I have a huge responsibility to set the bar. But, crazy me, I love the challenge!
One of the ways that I've been using the iPads the most, is in centers.
So, I share a no prep center (aren't those the best ones? Just bein' honest!).
Our reading curriculum provides retelling cards. They're great and necessary, but to put the kids at a center with them just doesn't work. They're done in 5 seconds flat. Enter iPad. Now they have to lay them out in order, practice their retelling, then they get to video each other doing the retelling. I can watch each child's video to assess them. PRESTO, instant, engaging, common core aligned center!