Always shine by using all your talents and skills!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Costume Fun:

Toliet Paper the Teacher (me):

Toilet Paper the Teacher (me):

Spooky Smiles,

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Trip to the Public Library

Happy Thursday!
Are your kiddos excited about tomorrow?  Wow, are my 2nd Graders eager and buzzing!  One would think it's the day before summer break. :)

Yesterday, we walked to the public library.  The librarian read a few books with us, did a craft, and then we participated in a listening game!  I was so impressed with her enthusiasm and energy!  Indeed a great resource for our community!


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dear God Letters!

Happy Tuesday!

Today many of us finished our final draft of our Dear God letters.  (I am, as most of you know, a private religious teacher :)  )  Many were also able to complete their illustration.  We are having these made into a hard cover Student Treasure book.  This is a wonderful company that publishes hard cover book editions of books that teachers submit to them.  Many of my students have ordered their own copies and of course I want to order one for me, our library, the principal, etc.

Here are a few of our letters to God:

Here is the link to the company:

Student Teasures

Friday, October 24, 2014

School Store!

A week before Halloween-do you have your costume ready?  I think I am going to be tired-literally!

This past week we had our quarterly school store.  I am in charge of running the store!  All items are $2 and less and  the earnings pay to replenish the store!  We have the store open once a quarter and all staff and students are invited to shop!  Our first school store brought in over $80!  Wonderful and eager shoppers=great turn out for our store!
First 2 minutes of the School Store

From afar-student taking photos
Sunny Smiles,

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Happy Tuesday-October is half way over-ok more than half way over.  Can you tell I'm trying to slow down time?

Last week we made a Prezi on kindness!  We also read scripture versus on kindness.  Here we are presenting to our school.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Wear Pink to Support the Cause


Yesterday I asked staff and students to wear pink to support the fight against Breast Cancer.  I also had everyone who wore pink come to my room so I could take a picture.  Little did they know we were also going to make a Good Day commercial for the local news.  Here's our picture!

Pink smiles,

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Officer Buckle and Gloria


Yesterday we read Officer Buckle and Gloria.  If you have not read, it's a must and a hoot!!!  How can one not fall in love with a dog-Gloria who is the star of Officer Buckle's presentation on safety.

Afterwards, we wrote safety tips on stars.  Here are a few:

Super Smiles,

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Cucumber Seeds!

Happy Saturday!

It is a gorgeous sunny day here in Northeast Wisconsin!!

This past week we planted seeds in humus, sand, clay, and soil.  We made predictions of what our cucumber seeds would flourish in-what the best growing medium was?  By surprise, many seeds in the sand did take off!  No surprise, that almost 100 percent of the seeds planted in soil launched!

These are two of the vials!  We loved planted in this fashion because one can thoroughly investigate the roots!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Map Time!

Happy Oct. 2nd!

Today we put the world together-literally.

We cut out all seven continents and placed them in the correct location and then labeled them.  Next, we adhered the Compass Rose and identified and labeled the oceans!