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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summer FUN! Wordless Wednesday

Fast post...
Summer is whizziing by!
Lots of things to do & I don't want to miss a minute of the fun! 
I am linking up with Christina @ Sugar & Spice for 
WORDLESS  WEDNESDAY!

I am trying to do a "special" 1 to 1 day with each of my granddaughters.
This week we had the 4 yr old.
Here are some pics of our day.

Painting clay pieces at "clay store",
 Lunch with a GIANT chocolate milkshake,
 & swimming with cousins!
Then sleepover at Gma & Gpa's! So FUN!
So ...do you do "special days", one on one, with your
kids / grandkids?
What things do you like to do?
I'M MAKING A LIST! :)



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

You know you are on VACATION...when you don't know what DAY it is!

WHAT day is it?
I LOVE it when I don't know what day it is!
TRUE VACATION MODE!
I am linking up with 
for...
WORDLESS  WEDNESDAY


Payton...My oldest Grandaughter
AKA...LADYBUG QUEEN..

Guess what we are doing on her SLEEPOVER NIGHT???


YIPPEE!
What fun things do you like to do with kiddos on SPECIAL DAYS?


Friday, June 13, 2014

Ok...Your guess was close!

Most of you were guessing about my Wordless Wednesday Pictures...
Sooo..





They are 
READ THE ROOM CLIP  BOARDS!
Here is my thinking..
I want my kiddos UP...MOVING...TALKING...INTERACTING!
My classroom IS NOT QUIET!
If you want quiet...
WRONG ROOM!
Now WAIT!
 That doesn't mean its
OUT OF CONTROL!
OH NO!
BUT....There's CONTROL & there's CONTROL!
So I give them some ACTIVITY within MY PARAMETERS!
I am making these VERY BRIGHT, Over the top clip boards...
WITH POLKA DOTS!
Who doesn't LOVE polka dots?!!!!
My plan is that these will be mounted (PERMANENTLY)...
meaning... KIDS DON'T MOVE THEM..
on my walls with a number.
Kinda like a scavenger hunt.
I will place a task card, or paper with problem to slove, on each one
(now I am thinking 1-6, later 1-10 or 1-12)
for the kids to find & then write their answer or problem
on an accountable sheet!
OK...Clip boards  
$1 each at dollar store, HOT PINK SPRAY PAINT ( Wally World ),
POLKA DOT DUCT TAPE ( dollar store )...
I LOVE THEM!
Only did the front ( no one will see the back!)
So, your guesses were...RIGHT ON!
Stay tuned...to see if this REALLY works...:)
Teaching is about taking risks...here I go!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wordless Wednesday!

I'm linking up with Christina @ Sugar & Spice

for 
WORDLESS  WEDNESDAY!
What do you think I am making?
Did I tell you 
I LOVE POLKA DOTS!????
Hmmmm...Could be...???  NO! NO! Could it be...????
Your guess????



Sunday, June 8, 2014

Share a Little Giveaway!

A friend of mine,
Abbey @ A Teacher Mom
is having a birthday GIVEAWAY!
Stop by & Join the fun! 
She has  set up 3 SUPER product filled bundles for you.  Today she will be sharing bundle #1.  The giveaway will be live from today until next Monday night.  She will choose a winner on Tuesday morning!  

Bundle #2 will be live on Tuesday June 10th and Bundle #3 will be live on Thursday June 12th 
REMEMBER...Stop by to enter! 
 

The buck STOPS here! ! & A Freebie

My brain just does NOT Stop!
I know it's SUMMER...
I don't have to get up early, take a quick shower, be out the door before the sun rises...
SO why can't I sleep IN??
Because..as I was cleaning out my classroom
I realized I needed something I didn't HAVE!
So..
I created it!
My firsties did NOT do so well on HFW.
Let me refresh...
30% of my 28 did FANTASTIC!
40 % did OK...on level...no worries
BUT  :(
30% ( that's 8 students people!)
could NOT master 100 HFW!!!!!
That is NOT acceptable to ME!
( I can give you all of the excuses...
foster homes, no kinder, students who qualified for SDC, 
etc, etc, etc,)
BUT...the buck stops HERE!

OK...NOT that BUCK!

I am going to spend a LOT MORE TIME 
each day on HFW!
So ...I got to work.
 Here are a few things I am working on
in progress...

BUGGY HFW!
1-100 FRY WORDS
Click HERE to check these out!





NEXT....



THEN....


NOW...
Hang in there with me, I know LONG  POST..
What do you put all of these cards in?
 TA  DA!
Pocket holders...
Now these are for STUDENT PRACTICE.
I'm thinking 
TAKE THEM HOME & STUDY YOUR WORDS!
( OK, uhum...breathe...)
I HATE when I send home cards & they fall out of their HW folders
even before we leave the classroom..
SO.. Pocket holders!
The directions are included
( See YELLOW PAGES...haha)


 DIRECTIONS PAGE 1

 DIRECTIONS PAGE 2


SO...I think I can NOW
GET BUSY MAKING THESE THINGS!
Well, maybe after....A  NAP! :)
I Promised a FREEBIE!
So much to Do...SUMMER  FREEBIE!
Here you go!

Happy Summer!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Is it Wednesday?

I am linking up with 
Christina @ Sugar & Spice

for
WORDLESS WEDNESDAY!




Who do you want to spend SUMMER vacation with?
I LOVE being a GMA! :)



Sunday, June 1, 2014

Currently JUNE

Is it really JUNE?
Then it must be time to link up with
Farley @ Oh' Boy 4th Grade!
for....
June  CURRENTLY
Happy Summer vacation!