Sunday, December 7, 2014


My fellow upper elementary teachers will be getting coffee mugs and coffee from me this year.  I originally bought these for my two grandsons who are discipline-challenged :)   Do you exchange with fellow teachers?  Any creative ideas to share?
Merry Christmas

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


My school is not a google school.
My school does not have email addresses for the upper grades.
My classes have computer class every day (with me) and I have them create projects...and I have no way to send them to me.
My school does not let the computer lab print...anything!

With kidblog,  students can upload a project...and if they want to, share it at home.  It is also giving us a chance to practice writing comments that are constructive and written with correct grammar.  We also get a chance to practice writing 7-up sentences.  

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Character Sketch

My class is preparing to for the state writing (narrative) test in February.  After attending a workshop by Ron Coniglio we've been making our writing more descriptive by adding adjectives, appositives, better verbs, and adverbs.

This week we're describing characters...
1.  age
2.  facial features
3.  clothes
4. happy/sad

I made a powerpoint...hope this goes well.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Crazy Hair/Socks Day

 Really was a rather crazy day...hoping backwards day tomorrow is a little more normal

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Homecoming Week

Yes it's homecoming week and the elementary is doing their part...yesterday was color day...and here we are:
(Looks like I need to crop the photo!)

Friday, October 10, 2014