June 16, 2016

Geometry - Shapes in DC

When you live in the DC Metro area, your kids really know their landmark buildings...

June 15, 2016

Responsive Classroom - Our Class Promise

In my classroom we say the pledge of allegiance everyday as American citizens and then we recite "Our Class Promise" as well to make sure that we remember what it takes to make the day amazing. We reinforce behaviors and strategies when we say our promise. It's a great way to start the day and comes filled with so many daily opportunities to discuss and reflect on classroom community.

June 14, 2016

Narrative Writing - Teaching/Learning Rubric

I love rubrics! Seriously, the students learn so much from creating a learning rubric. The growth is amazing! Here is a writing rubric I created with my kinders. They helped design the whole thing. Each component took us a couple of days to learn and practice and before we knew it, we had a very helpful self-assessment tool. Students work on their pieces until they have "Flower Power"!

April 16, 2016

Space Tourism Posters

Space Tourism Posters: Fourteen space travel posters of colorful, exotic space settings are now available free for downloading and printing.

This one is my favorite...

July 9, 2015

Spin and Compare Freebie

Hi everyone! Here's is a great math center for FREE.
Got the idea from this Lakeshore center.

And here is my gift to you this Thursday morning...