It's already Monday and once again it's time to link up with Tara at... So the first "made it" isn't really much special...but I wanted to redo these from last year and make them smaller. I print, laminate, and magnetize these bad boys and use them for my schedule on my back white board. I really try to be thoughtful about what learning targets I write up by them...I try to focus ... Read the Post
Classroom Library Organization 101!
It's time for another monthly "Bright Ideas" link up and I thought I'd kick off the summer series with something I spent years developing and might give some ideas to others as to how to organize your classroom library. Now this became a necessity for me once my addiction to books became too ridiculous to hide anymore. As my library grew and grew, I needed a way for students (and me!) to ... Read the Post
Monday Made It–Getting Ready for Team Research!
I'm happy to be hooking up with 4th Grade Frolics again for her wonderful "Monday Made It" link up! This weekend I've been working on getting organized for our big research project. Over the years I have tried many different approaches when teaching the research process, but over the last few years what I have enjoyed the most is TEAM research. Rather than having 24 different topics ... Read the Post
Monday Made It and More!
It's one of my favorite linky's---"MONDAY MADE IT" with 4th Grade Frolics! As always, thanks to Tara for organizing and supporting such a great link up. Make sure to visit lots of the blogs who have hooked up this month to see what they have to offer! This week I have all sorts of little projects to share with you...none are cute and adorable but hopefully will be useful to me ... Read the Post
Reorganizing…One Giant Pile at a Time
I know I've posted about it before, but organization is not my strength. I blame it on being creative...I mean--if I focused my efforts on being organized, that would drain away that crazy "I have a great idea" brain, right? I'm beginning to see that the opposite is true. I'm beginning to notice that I spend more time looking for things. More time wondering if I have already finished ... Read the Post
Monday Made It!
Some of you may know that my husband and I decided to turn our den/piano room into a shared office. Over Christmas we shopped and purchased some "put together" furniture after an exercise in room measuring. I posted about it on my Math in Real Life post the other day! Click here to read that post. Well...two days after ordering the furniture, it arrived--all NINE BOXES! I ... Read the Post
It’s My Day On ATUE! Home/School Communication
Today I am blogging over on ATUE, so make sure to check out my post about home/school communication! It's report card time, and I always get a little nervous that I haven't done enough to help families understand where their children are performing. Every feel that way? Stop by and check out my thoughts! As I started writing this post, I realized that it is post NUMBER 300! ... Read the Post