Sunday, May 24, 2015

Great books for the last days of school

Looking for some great books to read for the end of the school year?  Here are some of my favorites!


Here are links to them all!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Parent Volunteers

We have been so lucky this year with some awesome volunteers!  I am sure that without their help we would not have accomplished as much as we did.   They pulled students and played games, did flash cards, and listened to kids read.  I love how sweetly they work with my students and happily take just one more student even when their time is up for the day.  I want to show them how much I truly appreciate all that they do for us!  I found these reusable water bottles on clearance last year at JoAnn's and knew they would make great gifts!  I love that you can add ice to them!  Perfect for summer!  I added these gift tags
I am excited to have another important thing ready to go for the end of the year!
 I can't wait to give these cute gifts!
You can follow this and other Volunteer Gift ideas on my End of the School Year Pinterest Board!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Memorial Day

Looking for some Memorial Day activities?  I have been planning out my last (yay!) week of school and wanted to come up with a good lesson to tell about Memorial Day. 

I found a really good video on you-tube by Social Studies Weekly.
We are going to do a little writing after about what we have learned!

And we will be finishing up with my Memorial Day book Freebie from my TpT store!


I can't believe we are already planning the last week!  So much to do!!!! 
Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Last Day Blues

It seems only fitting that if we start our year with

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that we should end our year with

I love how both stories show that teachers have similar feelings as their students on these special days!  I know that I am starting to get the end of the year blues and from the love notes I have been getting, I know my students are feeling it too!

We have 7 more days!  Wow!  I made up a little writing activity to follow up the book next week.

You can download a copy by clicking on the picture, or {here.}
I can't wait to see what my students will miss and what they are looking forward too!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

May fun!

I have been working for MONTHS to get some tablets for my classroom.  Finally all of my begging hard work paid we are off!  Yesterday I had 9 iPad mini's delivered to my classroom!   I share them with my team of 2 other teachers, but we are good at sharing! 
I spent the afternoon enjoying the breeze through my open windows downloading and prepping them to use on Monday!  We have less than 20 days left, so I don't want to waste any time!
I made some quick backgrounds to keep track of them all.  We are color coded in our team, so that is why I chose the colors I did. :)  Feel free to right click, and save them for yourselves.

I am on the hunt for some really good iPad apps!
Feel free to look through my PINTERST board to see what I find!
Hope you are out enjoying this beautiful weather!!!