My students love to sing! I of course did not write these songs (thank you to whoever did)! I show them on the class Promethean Board and that's how we learn them. From there, I print them and place them in a song book in our classroom library. They read/sing them over and over. If I let them, they would sing Christmas songs all year!!! I will add more to my "songs" tab as I spend a little time spicing them up for my blog :)
Spring is here and this is a great activity to keep the kids moving!
This can be used as a station or whole group activity. I plan to hide the "buzz words" (bees) around the room. My students will search for them, read the word and record it on their Tree Map (Thinking Map). I would love some feedback on this idea. I had the thought for girls to search for ladybugs and boys to search for bees...I also think this could be used for other skills. I would be willing to make more if anyone has something they would like to see. Comments welcome!
Do you every feel like you repeat yourself ALL DAY LONG? We're teachers so of course we do. Have you ever heard your students "playing teacher"? This is when they pretend they're you and they tell their other friends what to do...you guessed it...saying all the things YOU say to them all day long. Thankfully, I approve of all that I have heard repeated :)
I'm using this post to share with you some of my favorite phrases that get the job done! What are some of yours?
When students forget to raise their hand I say"When I raise my hand..." and they finish with "I show respect"
When I hear students saying not so nice things I say"If you don’t have anything nice to say..." and they finish with "don't say anything at all." This is of course thanks to Thumper from the movie Bambi ~ I show them a clip from the movie when I teach this.
I teach my students to be "problem solvers". So, when they come up to me over and over throughout the day with simple problems about pencils, tissues, paper etc...I look at them and say"Be a problem solver!” I also do a lesson when I teach this where we make a chart of common problems and simple solutions that go with them.
If only I had a dollar for every time I have said this! I would go to the Dollar Tree ~ LOL~ or maybe TPT!!!!
We had a blast with our "Monster Money" theme last week! I have a few random creations to share below. The overall idea of monsters to my students was hilarious. With the help of some funny monster images from Scrappin Doodles I captured the interest of my students with this theme and everyone had a blast...shhh don't tell them we were learning too :)
My name is Randi and I have spent the last 5 years busy teaching 1st grade. This year I will be looping with my students to 2nd grade! I am passionate about teaching and thankful for this little corner of my world so that I can share my passion with you.