Friday, February 22, 2013

Celebrating Seuss

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss was a real favorite when my children were little.  Many schools still serve green eggs and ham on Dr. Seuss's birthday.  This excerpt can be printed and added to a poetry journal or reading notebook.

Freebie Fridays

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Smart Apps for Kids


Smart Apps for Kids is a great tool for finding free Apps and getting reviews.  They will notify you if an App is free for a certain time period.  
Check them out here!

I really like using the IPad for intervention.  Montessori Crosswords is an App with a movable alphabet that can strengthen phonics skills for students in grade K-2.
Marble Math is a great App for practicing math skills that can be aligned to Common Core Standards.

What Apps do you like?

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Courage and Change

I love this quote!  I revisit it all the time.  
Change is hard!  It is in our nature to do the same things over and over.  What "feels comfortable" is what we do!

what if the things we are doing in our classrooms no longer work?
What if they no longer bring us joy?
What if change would take us to the next level?
What if letting go meant something more meaningful?

Be thoughtful, be brave and see what can happen!

I would love to hear from you!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Valentine Poem Freebie

Jack Prelutsky is one of my favorite authors of funny poetry for children.   Great poetry used throughout the year can bring smiles and enjoyment, as well as much needed reading fluency practice.

My choice for Valentine's Day this year is

Check out last year's poem here.