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First Week of School Activities

We had our first day of school with students Wednesday and I forgot how utterly exhausting and mind blowing that first day is! We did lots of rules, routines, and procedures but also made time for some fun first week things. Here is what we have been Read More...

Rocks and Minerals

At the beginning of the year, we always do a unit on Rocks and Minerals. Last year, I wrote this post on some activities that we did. I have revamped the unit a little bit and wanted to share with you all! I also created the science notebook tape in to Read More...

What's goin' on...

I know have I started that last 4 or 5 posts with, "I'm sorry it's been so long...," but I have just not had time to even dig a wedgie with all the work I have been up to my nose hairs in. This class has really been tough on me mentally with all the extra Read More...

A little ditty...

about properties of minerals to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat written by yours truly: Hardness, odor, color, taste, Cleavage, luster, streak. Identify a mineral by its properties! We just finished a unit on Earth's Materials (Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Read More...

Songs, Poems, and Place Value

I was visiting Sarah over at Confessions and she got me thinking about songs. I teach with tons of songs, chants, rhymes, and poems to help my kids learn about all kinds of things. I have shared several with you since I began this blog, but I wanted to Read More...

What do plants need to grow?

If your students tell you they don't know, then teach them this little ditty. Five Things Plants Need to Grow (The the tune of BINGO) There are five things plants need to grow Each one is so important Water, sunlight, space, food, air Water, sunlight, Read More...

Songs for Teaching Difficult Math Concepts

So, I know I have been horrible about posting lately! I have been going through some personal issues and therefore, blogging has been the LAST thing on my mind... I gave our state standardized Math test today and it was a LONG, boring day! As I was walking Read More...

Tunes for Geography

So, I know how horrible I have been about posting lately, but before you give me a hard time, just know that I've been on Spring Break and my mind has been on nothing but reading and relaxing for nearly 7 days now. It has been so refreshing and I'm kind Read More...

Fractions

I've been trying to plan a unit on fractions today and I scoured the internet looking for songs or chants to help teach my students how to remember what a fraction is, but to no avail. So, I wrote my own song t o the tune of "Three Blind Mice" Fractions Read More...

Rounding Round Up

I realized recently that my students have forgotten how to round since the beginning of the school year. Yay! Something else I get to go back and reteach! I found a book called, Memory Tips for Math , by Donnalyn Yates. There is a plethora of information Read More...

Regrouping with Addition

Sorry, today's post isn't going to be all that wonderful. I just bought the new Super Mario Brothers Wii and I've been addicted to it all day! I can only get to the castle on level 2 before I die and have to start World 2 all over again! So, uh...regrouping. Read More...

Rocks, rocks, and more rocks!

I really enjoyed teaching a unit earlier this year on rocks and minerals. I taught my students the following song, and it really helped them remember the three types of rocks: Rock Cycle Song (Tune: Row Row Row Your Boat) Sedimentary rock has been formed Read More...

Lines, angles, and rays! Oh My!

We have been studying geometry in Math this week. I have been up to my eyeballs in attributes of circles, lines, line segments, rays, angles, parallel, perpendicular, you-name-it! I've really enjoyed teaching these ideas and my students have had fun learning, Read More...

Lines, angles, and rays! Oh My!

We have been studying geometry in Math this week. I have been up to my eyeballs in attributes of circles, lines, line segments, ray, angles, parallel, perpendicular, you-name-it! I've really enjoyed teaching these ideas and so have my students! Mainly Read More...

The Action of Subtraction

I thought that I would have the hardest time teaching my students how to subtract with regrouping this year, but it went surprisingly well. There are a couple of little memory tricks I taught my students to help them remember when to borrow. First, I Read More...
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