Sunday, December 18, 2011


Tonight I'm linking up with Oh' Boy 4th Grade for her Currently December. Such a fun idea!

Also, last week I was so surprised to be given the Liebster Award from Dee @ First Impressions AND Holly @ Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade. It really made my day to receive it! Thank you both so much!

This award brings recognition to blogs with under 200 followers and it is a way to support and encourage new bloggers. Once received it needs to be passed on to five up-and-coming blogs. I'm excited to pass this along and I hope you take a minute to check out these great blogs!

Finally, I just have to share this quick, funny picture that came from a kindergarten student at my school. The kids were decorating paper bags to looks like Rudolph and on the back they were supposed to write "To my Dad and Mom." You know how kids often reverse letters? This is how one turned out: Totally classic!

Well, I'm in school until Wednesday and then we're off to sunny California! Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Snowball Poem

I LOVE the poetry written by Shel Silverstein, so when I saw this poem I decided to have my students create a little book to help make this book come to life.

Click {HERE} to get your copy of the poem.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Braille Writing

This week in our Houghton Mifflin program, we're reading The Secret Code, about a little boy who is blind and uses Braille to read. My second year teaching I had a student who was (well, she still is) blind, so I made this worksheet so my students could become familiar with how she read.

Click on the picture to get your copy.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Poem Read Aloud

This is actually inspired by my first grade teacher. I can remember memorizing sections of the poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and then reciting it in front of our parents. So I decided to have my students do it as well. I'm not going to make it a whole production with parents, but we are going to recite it for our 4th grade Reading Buddies. I did make a few adaptations, and it's broken up for 25 parts. I have 21 students so a few sections we'll read as a class or in groups.

Click on the picture to grab a copy for your class. All I ask is that you please leave me a comment letting me know if you think you can use this in your classroom.