Sharing my LOVE of Literacy!

If you can read this, thank a teacher !!

February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day!

An extra day in February is nice for some, but for others it just means an extra day of winter. LOL !!

I hope everyone did something fun today! I was teaching and it was quite enjoyable. I have two posts on the way about two teaching ideas! Right now, it is too late and I need to get my beauty sleep!

Happy Reading!

February 27, 2012

I've Been Missing!

Last week there was no school and I did not have any creative ideas!

This weekend my hard drive decided to crash! Boo Hoo!
Thankfully I am married to a tech genius and he is taking care of all things pc for me! Until the pc is fixed I am using my IPhone and our old pc!

I promise to be back soon!
I miss everyone!

Happy Reading!!

February 8, 2012

Wednesday Writing Lesson

Today, I taught a class of sweet first graders! I had to teach them how to write to explain. I tied it into what they are learning about their community. It seemed to be the perfect way to teach this lesson.

We first made a list of places in the community. Then, I showed them this part of my graphic organizer: I had the students choose a place they love to go to and use my topic sentence on their own graphic organizer. Places student choose were the movie theater, the zoo, Chuckie Cheese, a museum, and a local arcade.

Then, I unclipped my graphic organizer and showed the class three details about the aquarium. We talked about how the detail sentences are like non-fiction because when a writer writes to explain, he/she tell facts.

I had the kidos work on their sentences and then I showed them my final copy which you can see here:

The students did a great job at this lesson. Next time I will have to take a few pictures of their work!

February 5, 2012



My friends know not to call me once 12:00 on a Sunday hits because I am in front of the t.v. for the rest of the day watching the games!! I am happy and sad for today! Happy to watch the game and sad to know that next Sunday I will not know what to do with myself without football!

So..... Who are you rooting for?? I live in NY and even though I am a JETS fan.. I have to stick with a home team. Plus, I have never been a fan of Tom Brady. BOO!


Happy FOOTBALL Day !!

February 4, 2012

Thank You Valentine Exchange Buddy !!!

I had a wonderful surprise in the mail today! I received my Valentine gift exchange. I just love everything!! Here are two pics:

I just love clips! These clips are so darn cute. I cannot wait to use them!
Thanks again!