I LOVE themes and holidays! I always have and now I have a classroom full of kids who let me celebrate every "holiday" like I am still a kid! Right now I am over-the-moon excited about celebrating the Super Bowl with my kiddos. I don't even really like football, but the kids do! So I am using that fact to get them excited about reading, writing and math this week!!! Let me share my plans with you (with links to lots of FREE resources) and then I will update next week with pictures of my class Super Bowl festivities. Reading Super Bowl My class has been slacking with their 30 minutes a night of reading. So I decided to get them involved in a friendly class competition to get them reading! We are having a Reading Super Bowl! I divided the class into two teams (the Ravens and 49ers, of course) and they are competing to see which team can read more this week. For each 20 minutes that they read, they score 6 points. If they want to get the extra point, they have to write a ...
Welcome to my blog! I wanted a way to document my 1st year as a teacher and I couldn't think of a better way! I have had several other blogs for past jobs and I had a lot of fun with them! A little about me... I have a degree in Political Science. However, after spending 8 years as a stay-at-home mom to our four children- I no longer had the heart for politics. Teaching was calling my name! So I went back to school to be a High School Government teacher. Right after school I started long-term subbing in 2nd grade. And I felt like I was right where I belonged. Last summer, I was offered a last-minute position as a 3rd grade teacher! I won't lie- there have been tears, doubts and stress. And yet, I love it!!! So let me take you on a tour of my circus themed classroom! This is the view when you walk in the door... And if you look to the right... Here is a closer look at my reading corner... My husband made my bookshelves for me and I love them!  ...