In honor of it being Mother's Day, I have a special video that I'd like to share. On Friday, I shared this video with my class and they loved it. I heard about Kid President from my teammate's maternity sub. She had originally introduced me to the Kid President Pep Talk video, which is also fantastic and great to share with kids (see below).
It's been doing nothing but raining cats and dogs here the past few days. Better yet, it's been raining on and off for the past two weeks. I love mother nature (cough, cough)!
In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, I've created a freebie for you to use in your classroom. My students will be completing this tomorrow and I'm looking forward to seeing what they do. For the first part, they will need to come up with a 50 word (Yes, 50 words!) sentence about Earth Day. Then, students will have to thinking creatively as they slim that sentence down to just 5 words! They'll love it, I promise!
We've all been through it before on a daily basis. I'm
talking about the battle with the pencil sharpener and I've finally WON!
Sharpening pencils has become one of my pet peeves (especially while
I'm teaching). Therefore, my students know that they need to sharpen
their pencils during appropriate times. However, it never fixed any of the
problems that I continued to run into. After my most recent battle, I was DONE! I decide to try out the sharpener that all the
teachers are talking about....the Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener.
not joking! This sharpener produces a sharp point (EVERY TIME) and it's quiet enough
that it doesn't bother me if a student needs to sharpen their pencil while I'm
teaching. I even have teachers from other classrooms coming into my
classroom to use this new GEM.
The only downfall
that I've found is that colored pencils don't work. The colored
pencil is so soft that the tips break off inside and prevent the next pencil
from sharpening to a fine point. Therefore, we've reverted back
to the electric sharpener for those.
would definitely recommend this sharpener to any of my fellow teachers and
for those future teachers! I have not been paid by the company for any of
this, but I thought that an honest opinion may help some fellow
bloggers finally win the battle!
I'm happy to say that my directing days have come to a close for this year. We just wrapped up our final performance on Saturday of Once Upon A Mattress. The cast and crew did a fabulous job and I was so honored to be apart of all of it!
I was recently asked by my district to participate in a technology pilot for Google. We're planning to use Google Drive as our means for sharing and Gmail as our district email. I'm 100% on board for the use of Gmail, but I'm still trying to figure out how to use Google Drive with 4th and 5th grades. Does anyone out there have any ideas that they've found to be successful? I'd love to hear them as this is all new to me.
Well, the temperature has not climbed above the 30 degree mark and so I'm in the mood to look for something good with Jennifer over at Rowdy in First Grade.
Something Good From School: I have two good things to share. I'm currently directing the 4th and 5th grade play called Once Upon a Mattress We are one month from our opening night performance and the cast is doing a fantastic job. My second goodie from school is that my teammate just welcomed a healthy, happy baby boy on Sunday. Welcome to the world, Parker!
Something Good From Home: My gallery shelves are finally up at home. I found another inspiration picture on Pinterest and I quickly got down to business creating my own gallery wall shelves to hold all of my family photos. Check that off the list!