September Curriculum Map

Well it’s been a little while! I have been in moving mode since conferences last month and we are finally here and I have internet…which I haven’t had for a week (woe is me I know…). So, I knew I had to get in here before August came and went and I start back to school! […]

Earth Day Activities

Happy Earth Week! I didn’t get a chance to post my lesson plans on Sunday so I thought I would jump on here and share some of our earth day activities that we will be doing this week. Since plants and earth day kind of mix together well, we learn about plants and earth day in the […]

Peek at My Week (Eric Carle and Insects)

Once Spring starts up, I just can’t get enough of Eric Carle! It seems that I find a way to incorporate his books at least once a week between now and the end of the year. We also start our study on insects this week as well. Lots of great books on our bookshelf this […]

Weather Week Lesson Plans

This week is weather week! This is one of my most favorite weeks that I have with the kids. Here are what my plans look like. Here are my books for the week! People always ask me about the books. I let them read the books off the shelf 🙂 I get my books from […]

Day and Night Sky with Moon Experiment

Whew… I am exhausted! Getting back in to the swing of things has been an adjustment for sure…but we have been learning lots of great things this week! The first thing we did this week for day and night sky was read about it (I mean…how else do you introduce a topic!?)   The students […]

Peek at My Week {back at it}

This feels crazy going back to work! I went back for one full day before Spring Break and then it was a week off so I don’t think I was officially “back”. You are now looking at a week full of actual lesson plans written by me. I feel like I’m having to shake off […]

Word Study vs. Traditional Spelling

As I was working on my presentation for Vegas this summer, I got to thinking and talking with my literacy coach. She had a great couple of points that I wanted to share and chat about…even before Vegas 🙂 What does spelling look like in your room? I can tell you right now that I […]

Groundhog Goods {Freebie Included}

Happy Sunday! I wanted to share some of my favorite activities for Groundhog’s Day! As you all know, Tuesday is Groundhog’s Day. There are lots of great books that you can read and tomorrow you can make predictions with your kiddos and vote if the groundhog will see his shadow. You can watch Punxsutawney Phil […]