I'm a bit late posting this, but here are some of the heart maps & heart poems my students created. I had the students cut out hearts using the painted paper they made. One one side they put a heart map, where they map out all the things in their "heart". Then, I had them … Continue reading Celebrating Valentine’s Day!
I learned how to make painted paper from my a great co-teacher last year! So I had the kids paint red & pink painted paper and this is what we can came up with. Now with all this paper, we cut out hearts where students made heart maps and put their poems on. We will … Continue reading Simple Valentine’s Day Paper & Cards
For Valentine's Day this year, I had them decorate paper bags with painted paper and buttons. My kids LOVED decorating with buttons. They will put valentines they get from classmates in the baggies. I am always so impressed by my fifth graders' creativity!!! Take a look at some of their bags. Upcoming posts: More valentine's … Continue reading Simple Valentine’s Day Craft
Photo by Martin Greffe released under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic Today in science class, I had students answer this question: What makes a great teacher? We are working on a project where they will be teaching other students about volcanoes. Since they will be taken on the role of a "teacher" I wanted them … Continue reading What Makes a Great Teacher?
I recently read about an online program called quizstar that is free for teachers. I mean who doesn't love free stuff?! A few minutes later, I signed up and created an account as an instructor. I decided to create a multiple choice science quiz for my students. You can also include T/F questions and short … Continue reading Revolutionize Your Grading
I'm a bit sad that the edublogs teacher challenge is ending. This past month I've really learned a lot about blogging and it has really helped me become a better blogger! Thank you to all the educators out there participating in this challenge. I learned so much from all of your posts. 5 important lessons … Continue reading Final Challenge: 5 Important Lessons on Blogging
Yes, it is time for teachers to start planning out their summer vacations! I wanted to highly recommend the summer workshops for teachers of reading and writing at Teacher's College at Columbia University in NYC. It is fantastic and life changing professional development for the ELA teacher. After going my first year, it really changed … Continue reading Must Attend Summer Workshops!
For challenge #7, we need to clean up and add widgets to our sidebar. A great website I stumbled upon a while ago is shabbyblogs, they have buttons and blinkies that you can use for free. All you need to do is copy the html code and add the text widget to your sidebar for … Continue reading Challenge #7: Cleaning Up My Sidebar
For challenge #6, I am going to embed different types of media into my post! As a teacher, there are a million and one things that I need to get done everyday, and the list never really seems to get shorter. There is always SOMETHING to do as a teacher. Even during vacations, my to … Continue reading Challenge #6: Time to Breathe