Thursday, January 9, 2014


Thank you so much Ms. Dolores Valles for sharing your love and knowledge of poetry with us!  The kids loved it!  

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Tales of a 4th Grade Dual Language Diva: 100 days writing

Tales of a 4th Grade Dual Language Diva: 100 days writing: In my 4th grade class we don't make a very big deal out of our 100th day like the primary grades do, but we did do the cutest writing ac...

Character development

Going back to school tomorrow and will have to review the rules again being that we've been out for a couple of weeks. I made this poster to have in my class as a reminder.  During this quick lesson I will talk to the kids about being kind and how unkind words can hurt just as bad as if you throw a rock.  As a reminder for them to keep and take home I will give them a little heart shaped river rock I found at Michaels. 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Student Christmas Gifts on a tight budget

I wish I would have posted this sooner, but I am such a big procrastinator.  I was doing some last minute shopping last night at Wal-Mart looking around to see what I can buy for 36 of my students.  I didn't want to get them anything too cheap, but getting even two dollar gifts really would make a dent on my budget.  So I was wandering around the store and I see a pack of 15 foam rectangles for one dollar and tried super hard to get my creative juices flowing.  I was determined to try to make something out of this and thought of making a small clipboard with Post-Its that they can keep in their desk and use during Writing and Reading Workshops.  I bought some Puffy Paint 0.99 cents each, some binder clips 12 for $1.00 and Voila, some hand made Christmas gift for students that are super inexpensive.  Here are some pictures