Thursday, April 30, 2015

Report Card Preparations.

Does anybody else both look forward to and dread report card day?

We had our third quarter report cards last week. Can you tell I like to be organized?

Each pile you see in the picture includes the report card for each student in the pile, and their sight word checklist. 

The small strip above the pile is their door prize raffle ticket.

The envelope is the parents order form for the book we're publishing with Student Treasures.

On top of the report cards is a compliment heart for each student from me, and a smaller heart for each parent to fill out. the plan is to collect the hearts and put them all on display in the hallway.

The book is the reading level each student in that pile is at. We wanted the parents to get a more concrete concept of what their students reading level means, So we showed them a book at the reading level they're in, and the end goal for the year as well. It was eye opening for most parents.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Week at Educents!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

I've wanted to be a teacher ever since I first met Mrs. Rathbun when I was in grade Primary (Kindergarten to most of you).

I can remember every elementary teacher I ever had, and they all taught me important life lessons.

My grade one teacher was Mrs. Maxwell. I LOVED her. She hatched chicks in our class, it was awesome. I'll never forget seeing her hold the eggs up to the projector light so we could see the growth of the chicks inside the eggs.

What was truly surreal was during my first year as a certified teacher I got to be a substitute teacher in her class. It was SOO weird to be in her room not as a student but as a colleague. 

Here are three reasons why I am thankful for educators:
  1. Teachers made me want to follow in their footsteps.
  2. Teachers are some of the most loving and knowledgeable people I know.
  3. Teachers love to share ideas to make each other better!
Education has such an impact on ourselves and our little ones. Educents is here to help you pay it forward. In honor of Teacher Appreciation week, Educents & Peekapak have teamed up to provide your favorite educators with a gift basket worth over $40, which includes a FREE $10 Educents Gift Card & 3 months of Peekapak lesson plans (3 digital storybooks, 12 in-class lessons & 12 at-home activities) that teach Character Education and Language Arts.
So, whether it's your mom, your classroom teacher, your neighbors, or another special human being who taught you important lessons, thank them by giving them a FREE gift basket, on Educents!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Notebook Scribbles

I was just going through my students notebooks last week to finish off our third quarter report cards. Keep in mind that I teach first grade...

I found this sketch of a dude in the back of a boys scribbler.

Is it just me.... or does it look a bit like Fidel Castro? lol

Monday, April 27, 2015

Circle of Courage Craft

Here's just a simple craft I did with my class a few weeks ago.

It's the traditional native Medicine Wheel. In this community it's more commonly referred to as the Circle of Courage.

I wanted to make a multimedia craft, so this has Red yarn, Black construction paper, Yellow Crepe paper and White tissue (in this case actually a coffee filter). I think they turned out very nicely.

I LOVE including native activities into my week.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Canadian Bloggers Link Up: TPT style!

Scroll down the page Find your grade range Click on a logo to find Canadian Teaching Resources

Kindergarten to Grade 3

Grades 4 to 6

Grades 7 to 12

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