Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Listening Walk: Let Your Little Scientists Record What They Hear!


It's time to go
on a listening walk!
Thank goodness,
because some silence
sounds really good
this time of year!

I just purchased
my own classroom book,
by Paul Showers
for my First Graders.
(...and just in case
you're wondering....
yes....I bought it
with my own money....
of course...
don't we all?)

Click above to purchase your own!

Here is a version of
it on youtube:

 ....and HERE
is a little recording sheet
for your little, listening scientists.

May your day
be filled with 15 minutes
of silence.
maybe 5.
Five minutes of silence
would be nice....

We're walking!
Not talking! long do I
need to wait before
we can do this again? 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Go Away Big Green Monster Hats

 Here's a little hat
for when you just want to say....
Go Away! 
CLICK HERE to download the hats.

Just fill in your own blank:

Go Away ______________!
And Don't Come Back....
Until I say so!

There are soooo
many things that could
possibly go in that
little, bitty blank.

Thank you Ed Emberley
for creating this super, simple
DYNAMO of a book!
This was my oldest son's
favorite book when he was little.
He's not little anymore.
He's big.
Did I mention
that my Hollywood
decided to join
the U.S. Army?
You want your kids
to grow up and be independent...
(and then a little piece of you doesn't want that at all)

You're proud of them
when they can stand on
their own two feet.
But you miss that
little boy who used
to want you to read
to him every night,
and sing him his own
good-night song
that you made up
just for him.

No one ever quite
tells you how mixed
up your feelings can
be when you're a mom.

Go Away Nostalgia!
Go Away!
Ok...maybe not.
You can hang out for a bit.
Just for a little while.
For more FREE
Go Away Big Green Monster
activities CLICK HERE.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Where The Wild Things Are...Character Hats

I just had to make these
character hats.
What is October
without Wild Things roaming
around your classroom?
And that's just the teachers! 
You should see the kids!

Click HERE to download.

You have the option to print
these Wild Thing hats
in color or black and white.

Let the Wild Rumpus begin!

Thank you Maurice Sendak.
Your talented artwork and story telling
has engaged and enthralled us all.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Chrysanthemum Hat

I'm on a roll
making hats.

I have to add
one of my favorite,
little characters
to my hat collection!
This is such a sweet story!

 Click Here to download.
Teachers at my school
from Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
use the book Chrysanthemum
at the beginning of the year
when teaching about empathy
and caring about others.
Thank you, Kevin Henkes,
for creating such a wonderful
story that teachers use
every year to teach about kindness.

Monday, September 25, 2017

No David and David Goes To School Hats

Have you ever felt
like just saying: NO?
Well... I have.

I've said it.

Let me say it one more time.
Feel better?!

I'm Done.

I'll make you a hat.
Of course you did!


Click Here To Download

I'll give you a black and white option:

I'll give you a choice of hats.

....and remember....
the word "NO"
is always an option! 

Thank you David Shannon
for giving students and teachers
books that make us smile!