No Bones About It, Science is Fun!

No Bones About It, Science is Fun!

Well it is the last day of Christmas break for me and I cannot wait to go back to school. Is it weird that over the holidays I was missing my kiddos and wondering what they were doing? I am sure I have said it already this year but I love my class. They are…

Total Participation in Your Classroom

Total Participation in Your Classroom

First of all I would like to say HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all. 2012 was a fabulous year and I can only hope that 2013 will be as great! I thought I would start the new year off by sharing with you my favourite professional resource that I discovered in 2012. Total Participation Techniques…

Christmas Icosahedron Art Project

Christmas Icosahedron Art Project

What in the world is an icosahedron you ask? It is a 20 sided 3D shape that makes for a PERFECT Christmas art project.  A long time ago (9 years) I did this project with a group of students and then forgot all about it. Well this year I wanted to do an art project with…

Brain Science and Remembrance Day

Brain Science and Remembrance Day

Once again I am finding myself with VERY little time to take care of my blog. I miss blogging a lot but I am swamped with my master’s work and running my son around to soccer. Maybe someday I will have a laptop and then I can blog while I am being soccer mom 3…

Spooktacular Halloween

Spooktacular Halloween

I am not sure if I have mentioned this before but I love, love, LOVE Halloween. I love everything about it (well except the amount of candy I eat) from the cute decorations and colours, to the excitement about costumes. OOOHHH and I found some Halloween things at the local dollar store to match my…

Art Makes Me Happy

Art Makes Me Happy

I am home from work today with no voice. I guess I was talking too much during parent-teacher interviews last night. Well since I have been so busy lately and haven’t posted in a while, I thought this would be a great time to catch up. I love finding new art ideas online so I…

Finally done!!!

Finally done!!!

Well my first week is over and my book bins finally came in. I didn’t get my classroom library completely finished until Friday evening (you can see the time in some of the pictures) and then madly took pictures before I had to rush home to make dinner. Ugh (or any other disturbing noise you…

A Rockin’ Bulletin Board

A Rockin’ Bulletin Board

Phew…. this was the last day in my classroom before kids arrive tomorrow. I am as done as I can be for now. I know I said that I would post pictures of my room once it is done but I am not going to. Hold on don’t get mad….Here is why: I ordered book…

A Little Bit More – Day 2

A Little Bit More – Day 2

I popped into the school again today to get a little bit more setup in my room. Once again I did more talking than I wanted to so progress was slow. I think I need to go in after 10pm to avoid talking to people 🙂  So here is a little of what I did…

Back To School Expo

Back To School Expo

 I am super excited that the Back to School Expo is almost here. On August 25th, FIVE fantastic teachers will be presenting to help you get ready for back to school. Topics include decorating your classroom, using technology in the classroom, reading success, creating a positive environment with back to school activities, and how to…

Classroom Set Up Day 1

Classroom Set Up Day 1

Yay, I finally went into my classroom to start setting up today. My dining room was starting to get overtaken by stuff that I had to bring to the school so I thought it was time to head into the class. This is the first year I have taken any pictures of the set up…

Creating a Teacher Toolbox

Creating a Teacher Toolbox

I cannot remember if I have raved about the teacher toolboxes which are all over Pinterest  but I am sure I have. Well I received my toolbox from Amazon and finally finished it! I am so in love with it and cannot wait until I can get it into my classroom. I am going in…

Free Organization Labels

Free Organization Labels

Get the clutter off your desk by having a place for all of your prepped materials.  I try to plan ahead as much as possible and I don’t want to store all the stuff on my desk so I have made a place to put everything. I use one folder for each day of the…

New Books

New Books

I feel like I have been neglecting my blog lately because I have been so busy with work and my masters. I thought I would post a quick one about the latest intermediate literacy meeting I went to. It was fantastic as always and I walked away with some more wonderful resources to add to…

Everything Poetry

Everything Poetry

April is National Poetry Month so I thought I would have my first blog post of the month all about poetry. I LOVE teaching poetry in my class especially with the older grades because they are very creative and are not always reliant on templates to fill in the blank. I am kind of sad…

Writing Word Boxes

Writing Word Boxes

I want to thank whom ever it was that posted this idea on either their blog or on Pinterest. If this idea came from you please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due. Using a writing word box has revolutionized writing times in my classroom. No longer do I have…

Feeling Lucky

Feeling Lucky

I am feeling pretty lucky these days to have so many great people out there to chat with. Thank you for following my blog. To share the luck with you I thought I would create a post dedicated to St. Patrick’s Day and all that comes with it. To start off, here is a freebie…

From Lunch to Painting

From Lunch to Painting

I was at home one day needing something to hold paint so I could make an example of an art project for my students and I didn’t have any old yogurt containers. I was searching everywhere in my house and when I looked in the recycling bin I was happy to see a plastic container…

Glitter, Glitter Everywhere

Glitter, Glitter Everywhere

With the Christmas season comes the use of glitter in the classroom for all those fun Christmas art projects. I can hear the janitors screaming now:) I am not sure where I saw this idea but I have been using it for years now and the janitors at the schools I have worked love me…

Sassy Halloween Giveaway

Sassy Halloween Giveaway

If you are looking for some sassy Halloween items and love a giveaway check out Sassy In Second’s blog for a  Halloween giveaway. Cheers,

My Top 20 Websites

My Top 20 Websites

I cannot imagine what teaching would have been like before the internet came about. Searching through books, filing cabinets, and colleagues treasures to find that perfect activity or worksheet. Now it is so easy to find many (sometimes too many) activities, worksheets, and games for ANY topic in school. I decided that I would give…

Organizing and Storing Cards

Organizing and Storing Cards

I was super excited to finally get my order from Really Good Stuff today. My favorite things are the plastic card holders! Yay no more ripped card boxes or missing cards (hopefully). Please add a comment to let myself and others know how you keep your cards in order and all together? Cheers,

Technology in the Classroom

There are so many different websites out there that look like they could be useful in the classroom but lets be honest, who has the time to explore all of them and find the best. Well now you don’t have to. A fellow blogger has started a linky party for useful websites. Teachers are going…

Untitled Post

Untitled Post

Welcome! After many months of wondering if I should create a blog like many other teachers I decided that it was something I would like to try out. So here goes……. It has been a learning experience creating this site and I think I am finally happy with how it looks. I am sure I…