Sunday, July 28, 2019

Keep On Moving!

I just love quotes
by Einstein. 
Here is one of
my favorites:

"Life is like
riding a bicycle.
To keep your balance,
you must keep moving."

Oh so true Einstein.
Oh so true.
No wonder that man
was regarded as a genius.
Just saying... 

As I get older,
I think he was
absolutely correct!
To download click here.

 Here's the same quote
for my Spanish
teaching friends!

 "La vida es como
montar en bicicleta.
Si quieres mantener
el equilibrio,
no puedes parar."

¡Es completamente cierto!

I think I'm going
to hang this in my classroom
for the days that I feel
like I might start wobbling.
I'll just look at the quote...
and keep on moving! 

Happy "What's Left of" Summer Everyone!


Sunday, March 3, 2019

Rhyme Time with Homonyms and Dr. Seuss

Is anyone else
needing to teach about
Here are two Dr. Seuss related
homonyms for anyone who'd like to use them.
 Click Here To Download.

...and thank goodness we've made it to March!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Behavior Point Sheet With The 3 B's *Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe And Ready To Learn*

Do you happen to need a
Behavior Point Sheet
for one, 
or two, 
or three,
(dare I say)
or more
of your
You're kidding right?
(Fairy Tales And Fiction my friend,
Fairy Tales And Fiction.)


Here is one if you're
needing it...
wanting it....
desperate for it....

To Download Click Here.

 Use it or don't...

but here it is just in case.
Better to be prepared.

Happy Teaching!
(...and may your days be calm and peaceful...
and your nights be full of sweet dreams...)

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Kissing Hand Alphabet Handwriting Practice

I don't know about you,
but here's what I've been up to:
Parent Orientation...check!
First Day of School...check!
Parent-Teacher Night...check!
First 2 weeks of School...check! 
Sheesh!  Overachiever much?
We've only just begun...only one week down
and now we have an early dismissal
tomorrow and Tuesday because of the unbearable heat.
(No, we don't have A/C here in Illinois!)
Another teacher sent me a note,
asking if I could possibly create some
Kissing Hand Handwriting practice...
and it took me until now
to get them done!
1. You did it.
2.  Like for reals, you did it.
3. Better late than never.
Thank you Audrey Penn
for giving teachers such a
sweet, little character to read about
at the beginning of the school year!
I know that I read this story every
year that I taught Kindergarten!
My kiddos loved getting little,
heart stickers after reading this book.
Here is a quick alphabet, handwriting activity
for your students whenever you are reading
To Download Click Here.

                                      My Current To-Do-List:
                                        1. Put on Pajamas.
                                 2. Get in Bed.
                           3. Find a show on Netflix to binge-watch.
       (Anyone have any good recommendations?)

Take a mental break...
take a mental break...
take a mental break....
where is my remote?

Dude!  You do what you need to do!
Binge watch away.



Thursday, August 2, 2018

No David! Easy Editable Plans

Do you sometimes
just need Easy Plan Pages?
I know that there
have been times that
I just need to practice
specific skills with my students…..
and on those crazy days
it’s just easier to grab a paper,
a marker, and teach!
I've started making this style of
Easy Planning Pages 
for me to add some cuteness
to my crazy!

These are completely editable
 for you....although to be honest,
I would just print them plain,
and have my students work
through problems with me
and their Partner Pairs
and/or Table Teams.
Not just the way we like it,
but the way we NEED it!

Here's a set of No David!
Easy Plan Pages in honor
 of the super talented David Shannon.

 To Download Click Here.

I decided to throw in a hat for
when you're teaching about rules
(for my first set click here).

 No David! I Can Follow The Rules Hat
To Download Click Here.

Happy Teaching 2018 Everyone!
Can you believe we're just days
away from another year?!
Sheesh!  Apparently I blinked
and summer sailed by.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Teach On Teach Strong: Monthly Binder Covers

I have found
the most amazing
teacher in London
who makes a podcast
twice a week in
support of teachers.
This is what I love about the Internet.
HELLLLO!  This chick is London but
she reaches you across the world.
Her name is Katie,
and her website is
Teachers Resource Force
here is a direct link
to her amazing
podcasts that I love
to listen to:
I like to call her my 
007 Teacher From London.
Cue the Bond music.
When I'm feeling a little
overworked, over tired, and overwhelmed...
So basically how you feel on
the days that end in "y".
Got it!
I turn on her podcast and listen to
her lovely voice telling me that
Everything's Going To Be All Right!
At the end of the school year,
I turned on her podcast and listened
to her while I finished up report cards.
I listened to her while I
cleaned out my classroom.
I listened to her while I
went through my entire checklist
of things to do to wrap up the year.
Awww, she's like a virtual bestie. 

I was making monthly binder covers
for myself and my Second Grade Team
this summer, and I decided to add
teaching quotes that I've found
on the internet.
My eight-year-old Darling Diva colored all
of the little, red hearts
for my binder covers and spines,
and they look super cute on my shelf.
Here they are for anyone who
would like to use them:
 To Download Click Here.

 In the words of Katie:

Teach On!
Teach Strong!