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Wednesday, February 29, 2012


     Occasionally, my husband, Pete, teaches an anatomy class.  So I thought it would be fun if Pete came to my first grade class and taught us a little about bones.  He brought in a human skeleton and several animal skulls.  He talked about the differences between them.  Fascinating!  Next he showed us how the foot was put together and how the elbow worked.
     My students were enthralled, captivated, eyes focused on every word.
     "Questions?" Pete asked.
     A little girl quickly raised her hand and asked, "Do you have any bones in your mustache?"
     (I just smiled!)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Leap Day Sale!

Teachers Pay Teacher is throwing a Leap Year Sale on February 29th.  ONE DAY ONLY!  TPT is offering a 10% discount on every purchase!  So, I am adding to the fun and offering an additional 20% off on all all my items.  That's a bargain.  Let the shopping begin!

Remember to use the Promo Code: L2P9Y at check out.

Friday, February 24, 2012

FREE - Reading Reflection Logs

I just added a FREE new product, Reading Reflection Logs, to my TPT store. This is a wonderful product to help kids dig deeper into a story after reading it and it focuses their thinking and learning about what is going on in the text.
Please click below to have a look.

Readers are Leaders!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

St. Patrick's Day

Are you getting ready for St. Patrick's Day?  I love when Larry Leprechaun comes to visit our classroom and plays his tricks. He leaves his things everywhere.  We hope to catch him and get his gold or get 3 wishes.

This is part of the ideas that come from my unit Leprechaun in the Classroom.

Love the Leprechauns!


I love a good story, especially a funny one!  So I will begin my blog with this one.
I was out in my backyard gardening.  I could hear the neighbors very young children rustling around in their chicken coop, which is just on the other side of our adjoining fence.  They began talking.  The young girl (4 years old) said, "The chickens are broken.  No eggs."  The brother (7 years old) replied, "Wait. Just wait. I'll care for them.  Then they will lay eggs."  The girl replied, "I'll just train my chicken."
(We can learn a lot from the mouth of babes!)

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