Sharing my LOVE of Literacy!

If you can read this, thank a teacher !!

May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!!

Taking the time to say "Thank You!!"

to all the soldiers out there.

I am truly blessed to know their sacrifice

gives me my freedom everyday!

May 27, 2011

End of the Year Review

Here is fun end of the year idea from my favorite e-mail newsletter!
Thank you !!! Here is as link if you want to check out the website: The Mailbox Magazine

Literacy Word Review

Obtain a class supply of small paper plates. Use large letters to program each plate with a familiar high-frequency word. Then spread a large checkered tablecloth on the floor and have students sit around it. Give each student a prepared paper plate.

To begin, play some lively music and ask the students to pass their plates around the group. Stop the music and have the youngsters stop passing the plates. Go around the group asking each student to read the plate he holds and to show the word to his classmates. Resume the music to continue the activity. Works with alphabet letters, too!

As always, I can see this idea working with all sorts of literacy concepts:

1. story elements
2. vocabulary from all curriculum area
3. short and long vowels
4. synonyms - Have one student read his/her word and then the partner call out their matching synonym
5. character traits

Can you think of any more ideas?

Happy Reading!

May 26, 2011

I have been MIA for a reason......

I was here:

We went to Disney and it was so wonderful. We have not been on a vacation in two years!! It was 90 and sunny the whole time. I actually pouted when we had to checkout. LOL!!

It was so nice to relax and celebrate our 7 year anniversary. Here is my yummy dinner from "Italy." I love that all the waiters are from Italy!
Here is the yummy dessert I had! Now, I begin the countdown for the last day of school! It has been a long winter and I am ready for the school year to end. I think NY has the longest school year ever!

Next year is uncertain for me, but I believe that everything happens for a reason!

Happy Reading!!

May 9, 2011

Happy May!

I am knee deep in state testing. There is more testing this week and then possibly make-ups next week! I also, have to go score the grade 5 assessment!

I miss my fun blogging. I have two great posts in my head.. just cannot seem to find the time to type them out!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day! I promise to have a fun post soon!

Happy Reading !!