What Does the Fox Say

What Does the Fox Say

We just finished our animal unit in Science and I used a little fox to help me! I saw the book What Does The Fox Say a while back and bought it immediately because I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. We had a day where we revisited What Does The Fox…

Bright Idea #3 – Using Your Eyes While Reading

Bright Idea #3 – Using Your Eyes While Reading

Yay another Bright Ideas Blog Hop. I love them greatly !! I have gotten so many great ideas from them each time. For this month I thought I would share with you all how I motivate my students to track while they are reading. During my guided reading groups I felt like a broken record…

Setting the Stage for Narrative Writing

Setting the Stage for Narrative Writing

This week we started looking at story elements in hopes that soon my students will be able to write their own story with well developed story elements. I decided to start with teaching them setting. The first day I introduce setting with this anchor chart. As I was going through the anchor chart, I went…

A Busy Friday – Valentine’s Day Art and 100s Day

A Busy Friday – Valentine’s Day Art and 100s Day

Wowzers !! Friday was a busy day for us. Not only did we celebrate Valentine’s Day but we also had our 100s Day celebration. It was a fun filled day and I was proud of by kiddos for keeping it together and not being to wild and crazy (especially when candy was involved). This past…

Trouble with Colours

Trouble with Colours

Some of my students are having troubles remembering the colour words, both how to read them and to write them. I created these signs to hang in my classroom and so far they are working great. Students know where they can look if they are stuck on a colour word! I love the Melonheadz Kidlettes…

Daily 5 Word Work Ideas

Daily 5 Word Work Ideas

Since I am in a primary classroom this year I needed to revamp my literacy program. I had the opportunity to go visit another primary classroom where they were doing Daily 5. I immediately knew this is what I had to do in my class. I thought I would share with you the activities we…

Halloween Art and Mini Pumpkins

Halloween Art and Mini Pumpkins

Wow things have been crazy this week. We had our student led conferences on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night. The earliest I left the school was 8pm. Thursday I was there until 9pm. It was so worth it though. I was sceptical that student led conferences were the way to go. I had never done them…

Halloween Cats

Halloween Cats

I think that Halloween is my favorite holiday to decorate my classroom for. This week we finished our Halloween cats and I put them on the bulletin board in the hallway. I may be bias but I think it turned out pretty good. Usually I have a flat tree but this year I wanted to…

Duck Dynasty Place Value Activities

Duck Dynasty Place Value Activities

Okay so some of you may have had wild fun last night but me… I stayed home and did some planning, printing, cutting, and laminating….WAHOO fun I know. We are wrapping up our place value unit and I wanted my kiddos to have some fun activities to explore on Monday so I finally got around…

Duck Dynasty Place Value Activities

Duck Dynasty Place Value Activities

Okay so some of you may have had wild fun last night but me… I stayed home and did some planning, printing, cutting, and laminating….WAHOO fun I know. We are wrapping up our place value unit and I wanted my kiddos to have some fun activities to explore on Monday so I finally got around…

Too Late?… I Hope Not!

Too Late?… I Hope Not!

Well what can I say…this school year start up has been hectic. I am not sure if you remember but I was hoping for a job teaching Gr 4/5 back at the school I have been at for the past two years. I didn’t get the job 🙁 I had to pull my big girl…

Too Late?… I Hope Not!

Too Late?… I Hope Not!

Well what can I say…this school year start up has been hectic. I am not sure if you remember but I was hoping for a job teaching Gr 4/5 back at the school I have been at for the past two years. I didn’t get the job 🙁 I had to pull my big girl…

Back to School With Jenga

Back to School With Jenga

Getting To KNow yOu Activity A fun way for students to get to know each other is to play Jenga with them. After all the games are assembled (see below) I put students in gorups of 3-4 and they get to play Jenga for about 15-20 minutes. As they pull the Jenga blocks they will…

Kandinsky Trees

Kandinsky Trees

I thought I would share with you all one of the art projects my students had a ton of fun doing. They were super excited that they got to rip up old book pages and even one of the novels we did this year, Maniac Magee. Don’t worry the novel was already ripped and missing…

Easter Planning

Easter Planning

Back to work today and focused on Easter. It is weird to me how our Spring Break doesn‘t run into Easter as we just got back from a week off and now we have 2 short weeks in a row. If you are planning like I am check out the Easter items in my TpT…

Catching Up…

Catching Up…

Wow I just realized how long it has been since I posted on my blog. As usual life is crazy right now with finishing my masters degree. My first ahhhh date is April 8th because my action research is due on April 7th and then all I have to worry about is my course work….

Winter Wonderland Art

Winter Wonderland Art

Winter Art Projects Well the last two weeks have been busy at our school with 4 days of skiing. We lucked out and had beautiful weather with around -2 degrees Celsius all days 🙂 It feels like we didn’t do much school work over these 2 weeks. During the first week skiing was Wednesday and…

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…