Sunday, April 27, 2014

May Baskets

Looking for ideas for May Baskets on pintrest...but since there aren't that many days...I may just go with small cups, pipe cleaners, & bulk candy.  This year the 4th grade has been buddies with the kindergarten class, so this would be a fun activity...

May first will find me attending, with the 'girls'...
Should be fun.
Have a good week.

Monday, April 21, 2014


   (I have a few students who love Roman numerals)

School Days left...but also include:
one more state testing day (math)
a personal day (me!)
track day
PBiS field trip

What are your summer plans?  I will be taking a pilgrimage to Poland, my oldest granddaughter wants to venture to Mall of America, and who knows what else...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


State testing in reading is over...
What will I practice more on next year?

  • plurals
  • synonyms
  • simile
  • multiple meaning words
  • homophones
  • prefix & root word for a double suffix word
for the vocabulary part..

  • summarize every story we read
  • setting
  • sequence a story
Not one point of view question :(

continue to stress the difference between genres
read more poems and this can not be any funny poets...only serious ones!

all in all a good testing day...does that mean I'm done testing?--HA HA  I do have 38.5 sick days to use.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Two Days

Two days and it's testing day...We're ready.

I enjoy hearing all the 'comments' on tv and radio about the good and bad of common core (we have our own state assessments)...charter schools, choice...In my rural area the two choices are public school or homeschooling.

Have a good week...I'll be back to teaching on Wednesday (BIG SMILE). ( Wish I was this skinny, but glad I have a smart board and not a chalkboard!)