Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Whole Brain Teaching

I have used some elements of WBT for the past couple of years. This year, I used it more than ever, and I have been so pleased with my students' success with it. This is a great video which incorporates many WBT techniques.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Congratulations to:  Dominique, Shelly, and Angie! Your two packets are on the way.  Enjoy!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Sale and NEW Products...Coming Soon

How can a girl not love a sale?!  The Teacher Appreciation Sale at TpT is coming. ☺ May 7th and May 8th, two great days of savings.  Load up your wishlist now, I know I am.  I have a couple of new products that will be listed just in time for the sale.  First, a Pete the Cat missing addend math station.  I'm finishing up some differentiation on this station, I used it with my own firsties and found my high group soared, and my low group needed more support.  To help support the lower end math students, I'm adding some additional scaffolding.  It should be added to my TpT store by tomorrow.

Another new product, "Don't Bug Me!" Buggy Word Problems with 3 addends: 

Get your wishlist filled up!

{If you made your way to the end of this post, leave a comment, I will use random number generator tomorrow evening, to choose 3 winners of both of my new products.  Don't forget to leave your email. ☺}

Thursday, May 2, 2013

An island made out of candy?

So, the discussion in the teacher's lounge during lunch today was: "How much do you love those commercials with the kids?".  The funny part was, no one knew what the commercials were actually advertising.  One person thought it was insurance. Hmmm.  Turns out, after googling, the commercials are actually for AT&T, who knew?  Anywho...I think the writer of the commercials is awesome.  I'm guessing they know a teacher well, because the "structured" conversation with the kids is so authentic!  Every time I see these commercials I laugh.out.loud.  And, I say: those kids are just like my kids!  Now, don't get me wrong, I know the lines were written for the kid-actors to learn, but they really do sound like the "logical" first grade conversations I am privy to on a daily basis! Too cute!