Always shine by using all your talents and skills!

Monday, January 30, 2012


We had a student's mom come in and do a presenation with her daughter on being a "GERM BUSTER!" Students were given 'magical potion" to put on their hands and then had to go wash. When they came back we looked under a special light to see if we could see any germs they missed! MANY busted their germs!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Internet Explorer Crash

Just let Internet Explorer crash on you and you quickly learn how much you depend on Technology...very sad, but very true! Thankfully, I was able to reset my settings and download a newer version of Internet Explorer.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Would you agree

I was born in June...definitely agree with Curious!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New additions

We now have 2 new additions to our classroom! HOORAY..we have two microphones! We are excited because now we can record our voices and do many digital projects! 2 projects which we are especially excited to begin are digital stories and powerpoints with voice!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

B and D assistance

I found a few new resources/tips for students who frequently reverse b and d. First of all, you can make the b with left hand and the d with the right hand or make a cicle with your thumbs and pointer fingers for the b/d on each hand. I also like the tip of reminding a student that a lower case b is in a upper case B and that a d follows a c so make a c and then form it to a d!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Adventure Number 1

We did it! IT was COLD but we sprayed, squirted, created, imagined, and then discussed the science behind painting the snow (how does it work, etc).

Sunday, January 15, 2012

It's Ready!

The liquid watercolor paint is ready! Now...I await recess and perhaps a tad more snow!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Snow Angels

We have received our first snow strom of the school year! Snow storm Angela is here!
I have recess duty today and am in the mood to make a Snow Angel. Over the past 10 years of my recess duty experiences, I have never made one myself, although I have encouraged students to make these beautiful designs in the snow. Perhaps, today is the day I make one!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Get Active

Ahhhh...the winter low activity blues. At this time in the school year, students begin to show signs of becoming tired easily, low energy levels, and the need to bust of the rut of being inactive. To help ward off the winter blues, we get active. How about doing a jumping jack instead of raising one's hand or playing Hopscotch (modified) in the classroom to jump to the right math answer, or instead of writing the answer to a double fact, physically show the answer- 10 high jumps, 14 high 5's etc. HAPPY FITNESS!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Manget Fun

Today was our 2nd day in our FORCE unit. We explored the poles of magnets and what attract and repel mean. We had disc, horseshoe, singing, cow, bar, and magnetic wand magnets to conduct experiments with. Many of them conducted experiments that I have not seen in the 10 years I have been teaching...always learning!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Yippeeee...we got a webcam with a recorder :-) One major upset, I don't have enough memory to install the software for the webcam. At least I can take pictures and use online sites for voice recording. I have so many projects I want to do with this tool :-)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A time to laugh

I saw this and just chuckled ;)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My Plate- Introduction to My Plate

From a triangle, to a pryamid, to a plate!