Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Little Linebacker Book Tour Review

Being a First Grade teacher means I'm always on the lookout for new books.  I especially love books that help my students with things they might be going through and this one, The Little Linebacker, fit the bill perfectly.  I enjoyed the message of Never Give UP and the wonderful encouragement of the characters in the book.  When things look hard or impossible keep going because hard work pays off.

I asked my students, after I had read the book to them, if they could name some things that were hard for them but they kept going to learn or do.  They all said tying shoes and this is still a struggle for some of my sweeties.  Learning a new game and reading were other answers.  They all agreed it was important to not give up and to continue to practice and work hard to learn all of these.

The message in this book was wonderful for ending the school year.  Some students are ready to Give Up before the school year ends.  This story helped them to keep going through the end.  I plan on using this story to start off my school year next year and I can see it would be great to reread around the middle and end of the year too.

Below you will find a summary, book synopsis, book trailer and the download of a free readers  guide to go with this wonderful book.

Stephen is a little kid with big dreams of playing football. The odds are against him when he is tested and faced with challenges. This is a story of a boy who worked really hard to defy the odds and become a leader.

Have you ever wanted something so much, but it seemed impossible? That’s how it was for Stephen growing up. The odds were against him when all he ever wanted to do was play football. Read to find out what happens when a young boy decides to never say never!

Check out the book trailer below.

A Complete Readers Guide is available to go along with this wonderful story.
Click here to download

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

April's Pinterest Pick 3 Party:)

Ahh April!
I LOVE this month.
It could be because Spring is really starting to show up.
Or maybe because of Spring Break,
But mostly because it's my birthday month:)
Not that I'm excited about turning another year older but I enjoy celebrating my birthday and my Hubby's birthday.  Mine is the 16th and his is the 14th.  Yep we are almost 5 years apart to the day:)
Anyway I also love joining my sweet friends for the Pinterest Pick 3 every month too.
Check out what I plan on trying with my first graders this month.

Look how much fun Earth Day will be with these wonderful arts and crafts!
My students always do so much better learning when the activities call for some creative ideas/crafts.
They LOVE to make things!
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EWW worms!
I'm not a worm kind of girl but my kiddos loved learning about worms a few years ago.
I think it's time to bring these critters back into my classroom with this group.
I'm sure they would be a hit!
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I LOVE teaching about weather during April.
The science experiments and crafts that go along with the subject are always enjoyed.
Who doesn't like making shaving cream clouds that rain!?!

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Five for Friday My Random Life

Have you been as busy as I have been lately?
This school has been one for the books for sure.
But luckily things have started to calm down and get back on track.
So without further adieu I'm ready to share some insight in to my random life;)

I just recently got a new to me desk!  
I LOVE it!!
So of course I had to get a few new things to place on it:)

The book fair came to school.
We haven't had a book fair in so many years I can't remember the last one.
It was a huge success and the kids really enjoyed it.
I'm pretty sure we will be have them from now on.

These two keep me on my feet ALL the time!
If it't not one thing it's another but I wouldn't have it any other way.

My Hubby, Archbishop Kurtz, and me:)
My wonderful Hubby has decided to become Catholic.
We have raised all 3 of our children in my religion and he has always been involved too but was never really a member.
He will be fully welcomed in to the church on Easter as he receives his sacraments and becomes an official member of our church.
I couldn't be more proud!

Seriously the weather he in Kentucky has been crazy!
No lie one day is in the 70's and the next it's below freezing and snowing.

Luckily we had a really nice day and I was able to get my class outside.
They really needed it!
Flu and strep throat has been rampant in our school so fresh air was a requirement.

Spring Break for us isn't until April 4th.
When is yours?

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