BEST NEWS!! & Rockin’ Resources, Part II
July 26, 2012
Singing & Dancing
Whether I am singing, having a spelling “dance” party(yeah, we dance out our words), or playing music on the computer, there is ALWAYS music on in my classroom. I actually wrote about one of my FAVORITE brain breaks using music during a guest post on Stephanie’s blog (here)!
P.S. – I won a bunch of CDs from Intelli-tunes created by Kelley’s dad, Ron Brown, that I cannot wait to use next year!!!
proper noun + verb + adjective + color word = silly story & students who are giggling so much they don’t even know they’re reviewing important concepts?!?!?!?!
This website has some kid friendly printable ones & I love this scholastic book for fun math mad libs!
[It says for grades 2-3, but with Common Core I could use them towards the end of the year for great practice and extension]
I use manipulatives for EVERYTHING!
So instead of the sameeeeeee olddddd boringggggg counters, I love to switch it up!
I have buckets full of small, colorful manipulatives!
Thank goodness I don’t teach the real little youngin’s [choking hazard nightmare!]
I let my kids and their partners choose whatever manipulative their feelin’ that day… choices, choices, choices… it’s funny how something as silly as this gets the students excited before they even start their activity!
Here are few classroom favorites:
Yeah…. we use popcorn on special occasions!
That’s all for tonight!
Go do a happy dance, have a drink for me, or give me a high-5 through the computer screen because I got my job back!!
Oh, and obviously link up with Kelley so I can see YOUR rockin’ resources!
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I am a huge fan of MadLibs!! I used to love doing those when I was a kid. It brings back memories lol. 🙂 Great resources!!
Learning Is Something to Treasure
I know! I have alwayssss loved word games!!
And congratulations!! It was like 1am here when I read your post, so I completely forgot to congratulate you on the news of getting your job back!! YAY!! 🙂
GIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRRLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL . . . can you feel the vibrations over in NV?? I am seriously jumping up and down over here in Cali for you. That school of yours made a heck of a decision today . . . what a loss you would have been!!
Thanks oh-so much for linking up with my sorry bum! Yours was an absolute delight to read. What I would give to team teach with you, buddy!
Hugs, hugs, and MORE HUGS! Thanks again and congrats!!! I miss you 🙂
Teacher Idea Factory
thankyouthankyouthankyou 🙂 I miss you too!!! Seriously, you + me = most fun class ever!!
Yay!!!! Thank god!! Haha you made me laugh out loud!
Lol thanks Hadar 🙂 TGIF!
My new district is a Kagan district so I'm so new to it, but it seems really interesting! I'm glad to hear that you like it!
Come check out my new blog Teaching in Valley
It is so easy to catch onto and the kids really do love it! Again, its a little silly with all the different "names" of each structure… rally robin, round robin, timed-pair-share-robin…. ahhh! But once you get the hang of it you'll see a big difference in your classroom!
Congratulations! So happy you got your job back!
Thank you Patti!!
What great news to wake up to!!!! Congratulations!!! What a great feelng!
We are working on the button, so I will let you know when it's up and running!!! 🙂
Woo hoo! Thanks Maria 🙂 Can't wait to see your button!
I feel your relief, last term I nearly lost my job to a forced transfer (a permanent person being moved into my position which is a contract position). Here in Australia we are only half way through our school year, so I would have had to leave all my kids in the middle of their learning!!! Thankfully I have a Principal who was willing to go in to bat for me and I am able to keep my job for the rest of the year.
Mrs Poultney's Ponderings
My principal was crucial in getting me back too! Doesn't it make your feel great when you know you're wanted and needed?! 🙂
First Grade Blue Skies
Thanks Jennifer 🙂
Congrats!! That is so excited and I would have shopped too!
I LOVE those bug glasses! Haha! I just love Science and those are SO fun!!
Im your newest follower!
Little Lovely Leaders
Thanks for stopping by Bridget 🙂 The glasses are so fun!
I love everything on your list! I have those green (I call them creepy fingers), and the kids love to read with them! The boxes of manipulatives in my room are a favorite too! I have a container of seashells that the kids love, and it's great to see the different things they can do with them.
Congrats on your job!
Coffee for the Teacher
Thanks Logan! Seashells is a great idea!! Gotta get me some!
Well it's about dang time!!!!! Seriously, SOOOO very happy for you Susan!! You deserve to keep your job and I'm just sorry you had to wait this long for that call. And I'm *thrilled* that you're staying in 1st!!
Falling Into First
Thanks Stephanie!! I am soooooo excited!! I love my school 🙂
Congrats!! I am excited for you!! I got the job I wanted today as well!! Looks like it's our lucky day 🙂
The Resource(ful) Room
Woohoo! It is our lucky day!! Congrats Amy 🙂
Congrats!! That's awesome! =)
The Resource Room Teacher
Congrats! I just received my my funky fingers in my order. I can't wait to have students use them.
"The Wonderful World of Kindergarten"
I know, the kids will love those silly fingers!
Hi, I'm your newest follower! The Kagan book was in my top 5 as well! I attended a training last year and fell in love with it! It's amazing. I'd love for you to stop by my blog:)
Hey Kelly! A lot of the Kagan structures have changed my classroom – the kiddos loveeee them!
Congrats on getting your job back!!!
Mrs. Lattin's Kindergarten
Thanks Amy!! Go CCSD, woo! haha
Did you go to Kagan in Disney??? I went 6 years ago and actually met some teachers from Vegas now that I think about it! Most likely not you but still fun!
I wish I went to Disney!! I went to the ones in Vegas… which is great for people who don't already live in Vegas!