Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Candy Corn Story Outline

You've seen the graphic organizer that has "Beginning, Middle, and End" inside the candy corn, right? I know I have, but I couldn't find what I was looking for, so I made up my own. I apologize if you have something similar that you're selling on TPT... I really did look because I have a nasty headache and really didn't want to go into creative mode. Anyway - it happened so here it is.

Click on the candy corn to get your copy.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Halloween Spook!

**This idea is not original to me. A colleague shared it with me a few years ago. I wanted to share it with all my fellow blogging teacher friends, but I couldn't find it anywhere on the internet...so I recreated it.

I love the idea of anonymously leaving treats for other classes. My students really get a kick out of it too. Basically, you just leave the note and the ghost in another teacher's room when they aren't there (you do it for 3 classrooms). Then they copy it and do it to three more classrooms. If you're at a small school like you, then it only takes a few days to get everyone. Who doesn't love a halloween surprise?!?

Click on the ghost to get your copy!

Happy Halloween!!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Potato Harvest

I hate to brag, but probably one of the best parts of being a teacher in Idaho is our Potato Harvest Break. We get some time off so the kids can help their neighbors and families dig up all those great Idaho spuds. The amount of time off we get varies in different areas. My husband teaches in a more rural area so he gets off for TWO weeks and my district gets a one week break. Since my childhood bestie is getting married next weekend I used up all my personal days and took a two week break to come to see my family and friend in Ohio. It's been heavenly! I've only thought about school once or twice, but I did go to the Lakeshore Learning store and picked up some goodies. I wasn't totally selfish though, I also picked up something for one of you! So please stay tuned for a giveaway in about a week when I get home and back to reality :o)

P.S. Before anyone does anything drastic and moves to Idaho to enjoy our Harvest Break, I should mention that because of this, we really don't get a spring break. So while I'm loving this now, I'll be crying in April while you all take awesome breaks.