Hello darlings! If you followed me when I wrote at 3 Teacher Chicks, you know that I do Random Acts of Kindness with my third graders each year! With seven days of school left until Winter Break, we are planning on doing one a day. Last week we "sneakily" delivered thank you notes to a previous teacher that outlined a specific memory. We walked down the halls and slipped the notes under their doors while they were teaching. Then we ran walked back to our classroom as quiet as mice. LOL! So why not get your kiddos thinking about ways they can be kind to others this holiday season! As a Random Act of ... Read More about Random Acts of Classroom Kindness
Hello darlings! In the last week before winter break, we are going to be doing all things POLAR EXPRESS! Even though this book has been read over and over, my students still love spending an entire week emerged in Polar Express activities! I created a bunch of resources to make the week before winter break a success. I created a unit that lasted nine days in reading and writing, but I'm going to have to squeeze them into five! LOL! I won't be using everything, but there are so many awesome activities to choose from. Click here to check it out! Here's a quick overview of some of the resources ... Read More about Bringing the Polar Express to your Upper Grade Classroom
Hello darlings! There are 11 days 'til Thanksgiving! I officially have 7 days of teaching left! How many days do you have left before Turkey Day? While Thanksgiving is not in my third grade curriculum, I still teach it! I don't want my kiddos going through life like I did believing that the First Thanksgiving was about the Pilgrims and Indians being thankful and eating turkey and pumpkin pie. In fact, they never even ate turkey or pumpkin pie! Historical research indicates that the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Tribe celebrated with a 3 day feast. They ate things like venison , squash, and onions. ... Read More about Thanksgiving Goodies and a Freebie!
Hello darlings! I am in the middle of conferences. How about you? I wanted to say congrats to Nikki who commented on my last post! You are the winner of the Haunted Restaurant Project! Check your email! One resource I am excited to share with you is my HUGE Multiplication Boot Camp Unit. This is one of my BEST SELLERS and has been UPDATED! So if you already own it, please redownload it! Read below to find out about all the goodies included! Have you seen the newest color pencil sharpener that Classroom Friendly Supplies is offering? It's purple! ... Read More about Multiplication Boot Camp and a Review
Hello darlings!! Fall is filled with so many fun and exciting themed activities! Check out these three math project we do each year! My absolute favorite is my Haunted Restaurant Project! This project is good for grades 2-4 because it is EASILY differentiated! Kiddos are coming up with their own menus for some spooky guests! They have to make prices that are reasonable and make sense. For example, entrees should cost more than drinks. This leads into some great discussion and review of greater than and less than. I heard students saying things like, "Dracula isn't going to buy a Blood ... Read More about Falling for Math-Halloween Projects
Hello Darlings! I am linking up with Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd and Lucky Little Learners to show you my classroom this year! This is the look from the door going inside. Here you can see a close up of my classroom library. My library labels are FREE in my store. Need to cover some junk? Behind this lovely curtain, I store all of my teacher manuals and other teachery stuff on this book case. I covered it with fabric and since I am too lazy to sew, I simply stapled a slot for the tension rod. It's super easy and it lasts!!! Here is my classroom computer and my teacher ... Read More about Classroom Reveal