Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites Book Study Chapter 8

I am linking up again for the Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites Book Study. Our host for this chapter is The First Grade Parade!

So what are we discussing today?????? Well it is:

When I first opened the book to this chapter, I was like, do I use this strategy? Then I was hmmm... do I want to read this chapter? But by reading this chapter and delving deep into my teaching, I see that yes I use this strategy but not as much or as often as I could or should. I used this strategy when we read the book From Head to Toe by Eric Carle. We talked about how we move like the different animals.

So here is what Chapter 8 is all about!

Here is a video to use in your classroom:

Here is what I took away from this chapter:

Click on the picture below to see the thoughts of some other awesome educators!

Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites Book Study Chapter 7

I am linking up again for the Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites book study! This discussion is on Chapter 7,  Manipulatives, Experiments, Labs and Models. This chapter is hosted by Deanna Jump!

Here are my kids in my class using manipulatives and conducting science experiments:

The use of manipulatives and experiements provide all students of all learning styles the opportunity to be successful!

So what did I learn from this chapter:

Click on the Scientist below to go see the thoughts of other awesome educators!

Monday, March 30, 2015

And the winner is....

My giveaway for the book, P is for Pirate is now over. Thank you to all of you have visited and entered.

And now the moment we have been waiting for!!!!  Drum roll Please..... ta da da da da....

Congratulations, Joelle! I have already emailed you so please send me your information!

Again, Thank you everybody!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Celebrate the Spring in Our Step Linky and Giveaway

Come celebrate Spring and the Inspired Owl's Birthday by visiting us and entering our Springtime Linky and Giveaway! I have the pleasure of hooking up with some awesome educators for this giveaway!!

Well, A big celebration is the birthday of my daughter! She is so lively, enthusiastic, intelligent and has a great sense of humor! She will be 7 years old on April 15.

My first EdCamp!!!!

These are the many teachers that attended Edcamp from my District!

I can  not believe that it is already springtime. The funny thing is yesterday we had snow flurries! My goodness, Snow in the Spring!!!

Anyways, this school year has flown by but I must say it has been full of wonderful memories. My kids had a blast with Camp Number Sense!

I am almost finished with my first year of First Grade. I was worried because I have been in Kindergarten for 20 years but I survived First Grade!

I m grateful that I have become a part of the blogging world. I have met so many wonderful people through this experience! I can not wait to actually meet them in person! Hopefully, this summer I can go to Vegas and be a part of all of the awesomeness! I love being a part of this inspiring community!

I have a wonderful student teacher who is making the second half of my school year amazing!

I attended my first Edcamp and can I just say, WOW!! I loved it. It will be the first of many more to come! I love technology and am so excited that I learned some more to integrate into my classroom!

I love my kids! This group of kids are just amazing. They are kindhearted and enthusiastic. They have made my first year in First Grade successful and one that I will always remember!

I love Spring time in the classroom! It is such a wonderful time of year! Baseball begins and the weather is so nice! Here are a few things I use in my classroom:

My kids make a bait to catch the Easter bunny! They use the Spring ten frames to count out the ingredients. I have a cute bag topper to staple to the top of the treat bag! Click on the picture for the link of this product!

This unit is awesome! My boys love it!!!!! Click on the picture for the link to the product! This is by Natalie's Nook!

Here is a freebie for you! My Springtime Ten Frames! Click on the image below for the Link!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, March 22, 2015

P is for Pirate

I absolutely loved the book, Teach Like A Pirate by Dave Burgess!!! It is a book that I refer to often and one that all educators should read and consider!!! Well, after this book, I didn't think that one could touch me again in that way but I was wrong! P is for Pirate is AMAZING! It is also written by Dave Burgess and it hooks you from beginning to end.

The simple pages highlight the words that are of importance of each letter of the alphabet. As you read through the alphabet, you are given thoughts and ideas that are so vital for your classroom to be the kind that the kids want to go to not want to get away from.

I love these quotes!!!!!

I could go on and on about this book but then it would ruin it for you! I recommend this book to all educators. It renews the reasons why we became educators! It shows us that creativity is not lost! It shows us that the effective teachers are those who love their students, provide them with meaningful experiences, think outside the box and do not believe in producing cookie cutter students!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites Book Study Chapter 6

I am linking up with Amanda from One Extra Degree for Chapter 6.

What is this post about? Well, It is about Humor. Humor in the classroom, do you use it?

Once again, this chapter was awesome! As I read it, I was able to see that I use this quite a bit and I never really realized the advantages of humor in the classroom! I love to laugh and I love to make my kids laugh, now I know that I am increasing their creativity, collaboration and their overall learning!

So here is what Chapter 6 is about:

and here is my take away:

Here is a video on Humor in the Classroom:

Here is a quote I found that I liked:

So please click on the book below to go see the posts of some other awesome educators!