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I am in my sixth year teaching kindergarten and absolutely LOVE what I do. I am so inspired by all of the wonderful teachers and their great ideas in "Blogland", I am hoping that I can give back :).

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sad but relieved...

So I just found out this morning (was it this morning..haha...it feels like so long ago!) I found out that I missed National Board Certification by 2 stinkin points!!!!  Has anyone out there gone through the process? I actually only need to redo 1 AC, but am going to do 2 maybe 3 just to be sure :)  Let me know if you have any advice!  I am just so glad that I don't have to redo an entry!

Friday, November 4, 2011

L is for Labels!!!

I did this today with my class and we love, love, LOVED it!!!!!!  Thank you so much for sharing Mrs. Lee!!  and Abby over at The Inspired Apple .  Teaching inventive spelling is always such a challenge, in my experience my little guys have such a hard time understanding this concept.  In my 5 years of teaching, I have never found a lesson to be more effective than this one!!  It was super fun and the kids did a great job. First, we talked about what labels are, then I cleaned out our snack cupboard to show them actual labels.  We then labeled our classroom friend "Teddy" the teddy bear.  I wrote the labels on post its using the "kids spelling" suggested by the class.  THEN, then I let the kids label ME!  They LOVED this!  They were having so much fun and doing such a great time I let them label each other in groups of two.  So. Much. Fun.
Labeling Teddy with my direction (I used our science wall to "find" the word nose :o)


Word Work AMAZING idea

Is it really November already?!  I can't believe it!  Any day now I am HOPING to find out my results for National Board Candidacy, I am so scared!!!!!!  Please let me know if you have gone through this process....So rewarding, yet so stressful...isn't it?! With all of my blog stalking I have had a hard time finding time to post!  I am LOVING all of the great ideas I am finding in blogland....especially since this is my first year implementing the Daily 5, I don't know what I would do without all of you guys!  ANYWAYS, in addition to stalking blogs, I am also highly addicted to pinterest.  Here is a great pinterest find that I am getting ready to use next week, we are in the practicing stages of Word Work.  My little guys will use the individual letters to build words!  I am going to have one of my classroom moms cut the letters out tomorrow :)  With my awesome student teacher I was able to get a good start!  I found this great idea at Play, Talk, Learn.