Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pocket Charts GALORE!

I just LOVE using pocket charts in my classroom!  In fact, pocket charts are a favourite centre (yes, I am Canadian, so it is spelled centre!!!) amongst the students.  I use them for both literacy and math centre time.  So I *finally* created some cards for the math centre.  Take a peek at all that you can do with them:

You can find the complete set on my Teachers Pay Teachers page.  I am working on some more Pocket Chart Card Sets (I just love them!) for literacy.

Here is a free download for you to try and tell me what you think.

Okay....I need some help.  As you know, I am just getting started on Teachers Pay Teachers but the one thing that I don't have is any votes!  Ahhhh!  How can I get some *positive* feedback on my items (the free ones of course would be great!!!) so that I can build my reputation on the site?  Any suggestions would be great!  I am trying to get my name out there but it is a little hard when you first start.  Thanks fellow teachers, I appreciate your help!  Happy teaching!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I'm on TpT!!!

First of all, I want to thank Yang, a summer student at my husband's office, who, although not pursuing a future job in education, took the time out of her busy day to help me learn a little bit more about (teacher) thanks, Yang!  I am sooooo happy to say that I have created an account on Teachers Pay Teachers today.  I wasn't sure about doing this but I have a lot of unit plans, worksheets, printables, etc. that I would love to share with everyone (don't worry, a lot of them are free!) :)  Here is my link:  I hope you have a few minutes to check me out...

I have to give credit to my teaching partner, Ann-Marie Parisi, for her creative idea with this free download I am including below.  Here are some Student Task as a teacher you can post (how ever many you need) on a chalkboard as you teach to help the students with their work.  They serve as great visual cues! 

Thank again for all of your support, to my wonderful friends and family, and happy teaching everyone!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Back to reality...

Well, it's been over a week since I have been back from sunny Aruba (boy, do I miss the heat!).  The weather here has been terrible!!!!  Rain, rain and more rain.  I finally ventured out this morning with the kids (and, of course, my umbrella) to run some errands and luckily it didn't rain (yet!).  To be honest, I have been a bit of a slacker in preping for back to work.  I was so busy packing for the trip and washing clothes now that we are back that I don't have time to do anything else!  I think I'll give myself a couple of weeks before I go back to my school and find out where my classroom will be for September.  That should put me in the swing of things!