Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Teacher Talk Tuesday

My tips for new teachers are going to simple (I'm still working on them myself).

1.  Be creative....
Don't be afraid to create fun and exciting projects that go beyond the textbook.  The students will love it!

2.  Be flexible...
I have been teaching for eight years now, and I have moved grade levels and classrooms multiple times.  Each transition has taught me something new, and helped me prepare for the new grade level.
Also being flexible means, don't stress out when you don't get through all your lesson plans like planned.

3. Ask for help when needed from your principal or other teachers.

4.  Go to workshops to get great new ideas!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Meet the Teacher Monday

*I love to add glitter to any project
*Mr. Sketch markers are the best when it comes to grading papers
*I love to create projects using all sorts of colors, and I love to display everything in my room (or in the hall) with lots of color
*My favorite way to teach reading is through the use of story books.  Last year I was able to co-teach, and we taught reading only through story books, and the students loved it!!!! (I love coming up with art projects, reading ideas, and writing lessons to incorporate into each story.)
*I use post-it notes on everything
*I also got rid of file folders, and store everything in white binders for each month, season and holiday

Hope you enjoy!  Blogging is new to me, and I am still learning how to post everything.  I just hope I will be able to share some of my ideas to help others, just like the help I have received through the wonderful blogs I have read this summer!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

D is for dinosaur...

I am so excited to be a part of Mrs. Parker's (http://learningwithmrsparker.blogspot.com) "Teaching the Alphabet."  Here are just a few ideas to teach the letter "D" using books about dinosaurs.  I choose to focus on the "How Do Dinosaurs...?" by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague.  I have added a few reading, writing, math, and art activities.  I hope you enjoy!!!
Click on the link below.