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Tuesday, March 8, 2016


We finished up our planner "Sharing the Planet" last week! The students were asked to create a Cycle Project and share it with the class. I really enjoyed seeing all their UNIQUE and CREATIVE projects. :) We had so much fun learning about the different cycles in the world!

Soil Layer Pudding Cups

The students enjoyed reading the story "Soil" in our Reading Street book. They practiced identifying the soil layers by making Soil Layer Pudding Cups! :)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Team Building Puzzle Races

Team Building Puzzle Races

This week we really focused on center expectations and procedures. We talked about what worked in centers and what didn't. We wrote essential agreements for our Math and Reading centers and practiced rotating in centers with their groups. I asked the kids to work with their center groups to put a puzzle together but they had to do it WITHOUT talking. ;)


They did fantastic and didn't talk the whole time. I had 1 group finish in 9 minutes and the other groups were close behind. I then asked them to break the puzzle apart and do it again but this time they COULD talk.


What I thought was interesting is that it took them 12 minutes to complete the puzzle this time!!!! We discussed why we thought it took longer WITH talking and what they did instead of talking during the first round. Here are some of their responses:

"I felt like I could focus better when it was quiet."

"I used my hands to show the other person where to put the puzzle piece instead of telling them."

"It was more peaceful when we didnt talk"

:) Happy Teacher Moment!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Back to School

Getting ready for back to school and Meet Your Teacher night! Here is how I set up my room. Totally not finished but getting closer! I was asked to teach IR this year and at first I was super nervous but now I am SO EXCITED for the challenge. Can't wait to see what this year holds! :) Happy Teaching!!!


Summer is OVER :(

Hi Friends~

Sorry I have posted (since June) but I have been BUSY BUSY. I got married to the love of my life on July 12 and we have been honeymooning and organizing wedding gifts ever since! Here are some pics from our PERFECT wedding day!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

End of the Year

In my classroom my students try to earn COMPLIMENTS in the hallways/during assemblies/with substitutes/in enrichment class/etc. Anywhere that is not "in my classroom with me". Every time they earn a compliment I add a piece of the Mr. and Mrs. Potato-head. Once all the pieces are on Mr. and Mrs. Potato-head, I add a letter to their "COMPIIMENTS" board. (10 compliments per letter). It seems like a lot but you would be surprised how many compliments these kids earn. Sometimes they earn 5 a day!!!! I use this as a team building and behavior management system. If they earn all the letters to their Compliments board they earn an Ice Cream Party at the end of the year. I actually had to alter it this year and add "TOPPINGS" to the board because my babes earned so many compliments. :) they earned 6 Toppings just the last two weeks of school. Pretty Proud!!!!

Making Memories! Last day being called "Ms. Rose" :(
My Bestie Loren Ferretti makes this adorable bows! Go on over to WWW.GAMEDAYBOWS.COM and check her out!!! She has a gazillion styles. I use mine as a belt for spirit days and with a maxi dress too!