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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Behavior Management Picture Books

Summer is a great time to catch up on reading. Reading magazines, books, blogs, etc. Well, I just finished reading the blog post by Little Miss Kindergarten on behavior management picture books.

She has a wonderful list of books for the classroom. I have some of the titles, but she added new ones which I think would be great to use in the classroom.

This one is called, Sometimes I'm Bombaloo, it looks very interesting. It's a story about a child named Katie and how she deals with anger. It's available on amazon.com, click on the picture below to link.

There are also other titles such as,
Making Friends is an Art, and I Just Don't Like the Sound of No!

So hop on over to Little Miss Kindergarten's blog by clicking below and check out the other terrific books she has reviewed.

Enjoy your summer!
Kathy
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Have You Discovered the Teaching Channel?

The Teaching Channel is a wonderful FREE resource for effective teaching practices and ideas.

It's free to join.  It includes all grades and all subjects. There are topics on collaboration, digital literacy, expectations, using common core language, and so much more. The videos are exceptional. The question answer section is very helpful.

So if you have some spare time this summer, head on over to the Teaching Channel and harness the inspiring and informative information.

Please click below to link up with their website.
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Take Care,
Kathy

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Brain Break From School

Another school year has ended. Yip-yip-yahoo! (Bittersweet memories.)

Now it's time to relax and enjoy some down time.
Here is a guilt-free drinkable dessert that I have discovered.

I am a chocolate lover.  I can eat chocolate anytime, anywhere, but the calories do add up. So I came across this wonderfully delicious tea made by The Republic of Tea Company, Strawberry Chocolate Tea. (Cuppa Chocolate Teas) Please click on the picture below to link to their website. Also, you can find their products in some stores.
Boil water, pour it in a cup, add a tea bag, let it infuse for 5 to 7 minutes. (Sometimes I microwave a cup of water for 3 minutes instead of boiling a kettle of water.) Add a little sweetener and stir. I add a squirt of Mio Liquid water enhancer, Berry Pomegranate, it's zero calories. The combination is so delicious!

Sometimes I let the tea cool and then pour it over ice, making it an iced drink. 
Yum-yum-yum. Oh yeah, so good!

My other favorite from their website is Hibiscus Coconut.
The nice thing about these teas is they are caffeine-free. So you can drink them all day long!

Enjoy and relax! You deserve it!
Kathy

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Tanganika Wildlife Park

Tanganika Wildlife Park in Kansas is such an interesting and exciting place!

I spent the last week in Wichita, Kansas, visiting family and going to fun places.

One of the most interesting places is the Tanganika Wildlife Park. It is privately run and its goal is the conservation of animals. It houses some of the most rare and endangered species in the world and provides a hands on interaction between animals and people.

I loved petting the giraffe!

The kangaroos were so soft and friendly.

Here is my husband feeding the lemurs.

We had a fabulous time!
Wishing you the very best of everything!
Kathy