Friday, July 14, 2017

Classroom Behavior Calendars

Summer is slowly coming to a close for me.  
August 1 marks the being of the new school year for me.
No, I don't start back on the first but I do have to start thinking about what my classroom is going to be like for the year.
This year, I plan on stepping up my game on classroom management.
I struggle with this each year.
This year, I plan on using my behavior calendars again.

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Sometimes I don't need all the bells and whistles with being able to edit.
So, I usually use my free version of these in my classroom.
Super easy to just print and go.
I staple them in the front of my students' take home folder.
Parents are to check them each night and discuss their child's behavior.

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Hope you find these helpful and that you are still enjoying your summer!
I'm off to enjoy a day with my kids and grandson:)

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Spreading Kindness = A Giveaway

Oh how I LOVE Maria Dismondy's books!  I have a few and I'm purchasing 2 more today.  When I found out she had a new book being released I immediately asked if I could review it.  And she said YES!

I just read this book to my first graders on Friday.  Of course they were excited because I had a signed copy and they received bookmarks.  Before I read it to tell I told them Maria really wanted to know what we thought of her new book.  As I read it students would whisper to each other that they really liked this book.  They were even more excited when I told them I had a couple of her other books too.   So guess what I have ready for next week:)

Showing kindness seems like a simple thing to do.  And in truth it should be very easy, however, it isn't for kids and adults alike.  I try every hard to teach my first graders to be kind and share.  Some days we do a really good job and others we have to work on it harder.  We as adult have this same struggle.  We can learn a lot from a good picture book.

Click here to check out Maria's books on Amazon.  If you don't have them all check them out.

How would you like a chance to win a new copy of Maria's book?  She has been so sweet to allow me to host a giveaway for a copy.
Just enter below and Good Luck!!

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Share the LOVE blog hop

I am so happy to be apart of this blog hop freebies giveaway.  It is being hosted by Crazy Daisies and here's a little bit about them.

The Crazy Daisies is part educational resources, part clip art! We’re putting our heads together to make learning fun for our students and YOURS. Amanda Smith of Daisy Designs is a 2nd Grade teacher in Florida. She also teaches Musical Theater and Dance at a local theater. She’s passionate about reading and is a total dog-lover! In fact, Daisy is the name of her 5 pound chihuahua. She has a 5-month old son, Isaac. Jodilyn Blake @DaisyADayDoodles has been teaching for 8 years on the Indian Reservations of New Mexico. She has taught as a reading specialist, 2nd grade teacher on up to Middle school Language Arts. Her TPT shop has teaching resources along with her artwork. She has been doodling since she was 12 years old for fun. However, her doodles became digital creations in May 2015. She is relatively new to the clip art world, but she loves to share her joy. By our powers combined, we wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day with free valentines featuring Jodilyn’s art and Amanda’s witty puns.

To continue with sharing the love I have these Valentine items marked down during the giveaway too.

The Busy Busy Hive
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The Busy Busy Hive
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The Busy Busy Hive
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The Busy Busy Hive
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